10 October

What they wrote to the President

President of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev continues receiving letters.

We present some of them:

From Tarana Khalilova, Vladimir, Russia

I find it difficult to find words to express how grateful I am to You. You are doing great things. I have been the happiest these days. And this is all thanks to You.

May God protect You and your family. Although I was not born in Karabakh, its occupation had always overshadowed my happiness. May God always allow You to look after Azerbaijan.

All my gratitude will never be enough. Thank You very much. Thank You for being our leader.’


From Rashad Guliyev, Cologne, Germany

‘Dear Mr. President,

The members of the Assembly of World Azerbaijanis are overjoyed with the news of the victory and advancements by the valiant Azerbaijani army under Your command.

The successful foreign policy You have been pursuing for years is ever bearing fruit. We, Azerbaijanis worldwide, support Your policy and do our best to fulfill all our duties. I would like to note that we, in turn, have been conveying Armenia’s aggression policy, vandalism, terrorist and anti-humanist actions to the global community. We have also mobilized our initiatives in information warfare.

I would like to inform You that Your statement of ‘Karabakh is Azerbaijan!’ has turned into our motto, guiding us in the international arena. The Azerbaijanis around the globe stand unanimously by You.

Dear Mr. President, the world Azerbaijanis unequivocally support Your position. We must move forward and not stop until the Armenian invaders quit our occupied territories.’


From Gahraman Sadiyev, Almaty, Kazakhstan

‘Dear President, Mr. Supreme Commander-in-Chief,

We, Azerbaijanis living abroad, support You in Your command of our army, battling against terrorists in occupied Nagorno Karabakh and adjacent regions of Azerbaijan. We declare that we do and always will stand by You in Your just struggle to liberate our lands, waning under the enemy foothold for many years. We are ever ready to fight with honour and determination until the last drop of our blood to liberate our lands from the enemy.’


From David Rafaeli, Tel Aviv, Israel

‘Dear Mr. President,

I witnessed the products of efforts of Your late father and Your work in transforming Azerbaijan into a powerful state during my last visit to Your country in 2019, which I highly appreciate.

I was happy to see a country with a wealthy historic and cultural background during my visit. I would like to thank You especially, Mr. President, for the kindness I have seen towards the State of Israel and the Jewish community in Azerbaijan.

All these facts have inspired only excellent impressions in me about Azerbaijan and its people.

I wish You and Your family good health and happiness. I pray to God that Your lands are recovered in complete peace without warfare.

Thank You once again.’


From Elkhan Mahmudov, Lankaran, Azerbaijan

‘Dear Mr. President,

I am overwhelmed with joy and pride as I write this letter to You. The Azerbaijani army has launched a worthy retaliation as of 27 September to the Armenians, who had been boasting of being ‘a victorious nation with fortifications that no army of the world could penetrate’. The fortifications they bragged about were shortly destroyed, and several of our villages were liberated from occupation as a result.

The people stand behind You, Mr. President. We are ready to fight to the last drop of our blood with great trust in Your strong will and perseverance. Your name is forever etched into the heart of this nation.

Victory is ours. Karabakh is Azerbaijan!’


From Yuri Karimov, Gusar, Azerbaijan

‘Mr. Supreme Commander-in-Chief,

Our glorious Army has been triumphantly executing Your order to liberate our native lands from the occupation of the hated enemy. The enemy army is crushed, and dozens of combat vehicles are destroyed.

We, the people of Gusar, believe that the 30 years’ of ordeals of the Azerbaijani people will finally end under Your leadership and our lands will be recovered from occupation. Our people will celebrate with joy of victory the steps You have taken for the well-being of future generations. The Azerbaijani Army will win a deserved victory over the enemy under Your Supreme Command. This victory will forever be etched into the history of the Azerbaijani people in golden letters.

May God Almighty help You on this holy path.

God bless You.’


From Shafa Amirkhanova, Zagatala, Azerbaijan

‘Dear Mr. President,

We thank You for the joyous feelings of pride You have bestowed upon the people of Azerbaijan. We support every order and task You give out, because all of them serve the interests of Azerbaijan and carve a path towards our wellbeing. No enemy can withstand the unity of the Azerbaijani people and the might of our Army. The recent battles at the frontline have become yet another illustration of this.

Every one of us is ready to sacrifice our lives for the freedom of our lands. Our motto is one: Karabakh is Azerbaijan!’


From Sarvan Ismayilov, Shamakhi, Azerbaijan

‘Dear President, Mr. Supreme Commander-in-Chief,

The destruction of the enemy frontline in mere hours by our army illustrated that it has always been possible for us to recover our lands from the invaders. Such a perfect and regular army is the product of Your determination and skillful talent as a Commander.

Our dear President, I wish You and our glorious Army the best of success on this rightful path. Our prayers are with You. Your efforts to end the thirty years’ longing for Karabakh will be studied in history textbooks for centuries to come.’


From Alishan Suleymanov, Baku, Azerbaijan

‘Dear Mr. President,

Your hard work for the independence and integrity of our homeland knows no limits.

Your principles for the liberation of our lands occupied by Armenian usurpers inspire and motivate our people. Your determination and political perseverance to recover Karabakh from Armenian claws is the source of our happiness and pride.

May God bless You, our Army, and our people.

May God always protect You, our Army, and our nation.’


From Ilham Mustafayev, Barda, Azerbaijan

‘Dear President, Mr. Supreme Commander-in-Chief,

I support Your righteous struggle against the Armenian invaders and wish victory to the people of Azerbaijan.

As an internally displaced person from Aghdam, I longingly await the moment when we finally return to our native land.

May God soon bestow the celebrations of victory upon us. I trust You, our Army and our nation.’


From Yusif Gahramanov, Aghjabadi, Azerbaijan

‘Dear Mr. President

The new history You have been writing with determination will also change the course of the world. Everyone will have a new perspective on these events. The countries, that support dignified, just, and peaceful Azerbaijan already know the truth.

I express my gratitude to You as a common citizen for bestowing this joy upon us. You have ended our 30 years’ longing, recovering our lands from the enemy.

I congratulate You and the people of Azerbaijan.’


From Vugar Mammadov, Saatli, Azerbaijan

‘Honourable Supreme Commander-in-Chief,

I express my deepest gratitude to You for allowing us to witness these days we have been longingly and anxiously, yet hopefully, awaiting.

You have been writing history along with our victorious army, Mr. President. This is the history of New Azerbaijan. Our dreams are finally coming true after 30 long years. For this You will always remain in the hearts of our people. Your name will be forever etched in history books and our hearts in golden letters.

You are the legendary hero of independent and contemporary Azerbaijan and the worthy successor of the National Leader. Your motto of ‘Karabakh is Azerbaijan!’ will be our guiding star for thousands of years. The triumph and success of the operation you launched under this resolute motto will forever live on.

You are our pride, Mr. President. I share the great joy of our armed forces fighting heroically, sacrificing their blood and lives under Your leadership. I congratulate You and Ms. Mehriban Aliyeva and wish that our success is continuous, and our flag soon undulates proudly in Shusha and Khankendi.

Long live our Supreme Commander-in-Chief. Long live independent and modern Azerbaijan! Karabakh is Azerbaijan!’


From Orkhan Gubadli, Bilasuvar, Azerbaijan

‘Dear Mr. President,

I express my deepest gratitude and joy for the determination You have shown and everything You have done for our people. We are proud of living in a country led by You. We all know very well that these are worrisome times for You. But all of us, 7 to 70, stand by You.

We waited 30 long years for our lands to be recovered and we have finally started this honourable path. Our people stand by You until the end of our war. God willing, the victory is ours. May God protect You and our soldiers!

Mr. Supreme Commander-in-Chief, we are ever ready to take up arms and fight for our Motherland.’


From Khalida Islamova, Salyan, Azerbaijan

‘Dear Mr. President,

I salute and congratulate You on Your achievements. I write to You from Salyan. You have been worthily fulfilling all Your duties be it as the head of state or the Supreme Commander-in-Chief and have spared no efforts to look after our people well. You have been taking triumphant steps fuelled by Your wise policy and great love for the state, nation, Motherland and people and recovering our lands from the hateful enemy. Motherland means nation. Nation means land because a nation and future generations grow up on these lands. I am grateful to You for liberating our occupied lands and protecting our territorial integrity.’


From Shakir Imanov, Yevlakh, Azerbaijan

‘Dear Mr. President,

The day we have been waiting for many years has finally arrived. We trust You and stand by You. The Azerbaijani Army has taken shape thanks to Your successful policy. We will liberate all our occupied lands through that policy and the powerful Azerbaijani Army. We thank You for the joy You have bestowed upon us today.

Mr. President, each one of us is doing our best for a victory in the Patriotic War. The people of Azerbaijan have always been and will be proud of You. We believe that our tricolour flag will soon undulate proudly in our occupied lands.’


From Khanjan Husseinov, Siyazan, Azerbaijan

‘Dear Mr. President, Honourable Supreme Commander-in-Chief,

I congratulate You and our glorious Army on the recovery of our lands and embrace all our soldier sons.

Mr. President, God willing, we will raise our flag in Shusha, the Jidir plain. We must show Pashinyan and his band of thugs what it means to challenge the people of Azerbaijan by throwing parties, eating kebabs and dancing in Shusha!’


From Tapdig Abbasov, Lachin, Azerbaijan

‘Mr. Supreme Commander-in-Chief,

I am an internally displaced person from Lachin. I have temporarily settled in Sumgait. I have personally witnessed the brutalities of the Armenian army and my dear native Lachin is also under Armenian occupation.

Dear President, Mr. Supreme Commander-in-chief, Nagorno-Karabakh, the historical and eternal land of the Azerbaijani people, and the adjacent seven regions will be liberated from the Armenian occupation under Your leadership. Your order to counter-attack has pleased us all. I have longed for this day for years. Azerbaijan’s regular army, which You have fuelled for victory, is demonstrating true heroism while liberating our lands from occupation, fighting with invincible determination.

You are truly the son of our National Leader Heydar Aliyev. You uphold our Leader’s name and honour and worthily continue his political course. You are the salvation and beating heart of our people. May God Almighty protect You. God bless you.

We have penned so many achievements thanks to Your leadership. The unity between the nation and the state and the great love for the Motherland is the product of Your wise policy.

I was a teacher. I am now 73 years old. I have always taught my students to love their home, country, Motherland and state. Some of them have grown up to be members of the Army and state employees both in our district and throughout the country. We are now fighting a war in our Motherland. I have always stood by You, and I am honoured to do so in the Patriotic War. I am always ready to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our soldiers.

Dear Mr. President, the thirty years’ longing for our Motherland is nearing its end under Your leadership. I wish You good health and tides of victory. God Almighty protect You. God bless You.’


From Samir Israfilov, Aghdash, Azerbaijan

‘Dear President, Mr. Supreme Commander-in-Chief,

As a resident of Aghdash, I was overjoyed with the order You gave out to our glorious army to remove the Armenians from our eternal lands on 27 September. My entire family is overwhelmed with happiness with the victory tides of our triumphant army under Your leadership. I believe that the 30 years’ longing of our nation, including myself, for Karabakh, will end under Your command.

Honourable Supreme Commander-in-Chief, I truly believe that victory is drawing nearer, and I will once again set foot on Karabakh land. May God protect the people of Azerbaijan. Karabakh is Azerbaijan!’


From Konul Karimova, Gazakh, Azerbaijan

‘Dear Mr. Supreme Commander-in-Chief,

The Karabakh region of Azerbaijan has been under occupation for many years. The order You gave out to liberate our native lands after 27 long years has overjoyed me, like all Azerbaijanis. All of us support the decisions You make and declare that we stand by You. May God help us on this hard, yet honourable path. God willing, we believe that You will soon deliver the news of great victory to all the people of Azerbaijan. We are eagerly awaiting that news. Long live the Azerbaijani soldier! Long live Supreme Commander-in-Chief!’


From Gozal Khasiyeva, Baku, Azerbaijan

‘Mr. President Ilham Aliyev,

The day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived. Our army has stood up for the freedom of our lands. The victory day is not far now. My biggest dream as a mother of a martyr is finally coming true: the enemy is being expelled from our Karabakh.

The souls of all martyrs will rejoice the day Karabakh is recovered. It is not long now until we make this dream come true.

I am the mother of martyr National Hero Samir Khasiyev. Our Supreme Commander-in-Chief, I look forward to the day You announce the victory.

You deserve the honour of raising the Victory Flag in Karabakh because it is Your decisive, visionary policy that will lead our people to victory.

Thank You very much, my dear President!’

Azərbaycan Ordusunun sentyabrın 27-də işğalçı Ermənistan silahlı qüvvələrinə qarşı başladığı əks-hücum əməliyyatında əldə etdiyi möhtəşəm qələbələr haqqında bundan sonra kitablar yazılacaq, filmlər çəkiləcək. Amma indidən tam əminliklə deyə bilərik ki, cəbhə uğurlarımızın ən başlıca səbəbi Prezident, Ali Baş Komandan İlham Əliyevin həyata keçirdiyi güclü dövlət, güclü ordu strategiyası, milli birlik və döyüşçülərimizin ruh yüksəkliyi idi.