13 October

What they wrote to the President

President of Azerbaijan, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ilham Aliyev continues to receive letters from all over the country and the world.

We present some of them:

From Hasan Demirtash, Antalya, Türkiye

‘Dear Mr. President,

I lived in Azerbaijan for three years due to my job. I worked hard for the economy, and the quality of products and services offered by our two brotherly countries to be competitive and excel globally. I cherish my memories of Azerbaijan of those times, and I have gained many loyal friends.

We stand by You and all people of Azerbaijan in Your just war against Armenian invaders. I declare that I am ever ready for any task You might issue.

My wish is to stand under the shadow of our glorious tricolour flag undulating proudly in Karabakh during my next visit to Azerbaijan.

I would like to express my regards to You, Your team, the brave Azerbaijani soldiers and all my Azerbaijani brothers.’


From Birol Ozer, Kocaeli, Türkiye

‘Our dear leader Ilham Aliyev,

I live in Kocaeli, Türkiye. I have a son called Burak. My son and I always stand by You and Azerbaijan against Armenian occupation.

Azerbaijan is a friendly and brotherly country. We are indeed two states, one nation. Your friend is our friend, Your enemy is ours. Therefore, it is an honour for us to be among Your ranks. For us, martyrdom is the greatest reward of all.

We await Your order to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our Azerbaijani brothers.

May God protect and help You!’


From Seymour Nasirov, Cairo, Egypt

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

We heartily congratulate You and our people on the victories of the Azerbaijani Army under Your command. We declare our wholehearted support for Your war of justice against the Armenian occupants.

Regardless of where we live, we always remain a part of our Motherland and follow closely the events in our dear Azerbaijan. We have mobilized all our efforts as citizens. We spare no efforts in informing the Egyptian community about the truths of Azerbaijan, actively participating in the information war. We are ever ready to fulfil our sacred duty before our country. We stand by You and our glorious army.

We believe that the Azerbaijani Army will soon restore historical justice and ensure the territorial integrity of our Motherland under Your command. May God help You on this glorious path. Long live Azerbaijan! Karabakh is Azerbaijan!

With sincere regards from all Azerbaijanis living in the Arab Republic of Egypt.’


From Eyham Abu Annab and others, Amman, Jordan

‘Dear Mr. President,

We, the board members of the ‘Azerbaijan Alumni Club of Jordan’, feel honoured to greet Your Excellency and wish You and the brotherly people of Azerbaijan good health. We are happy to wish more stability, progress, and prosperity to the great people of Azerbaijan through Your Excellency.

This letter is the manifestation of our confidence in Your rightful cause. The valiant Azerbaijani Armed Forces are carrying out military operations to liberate the Azerbaijani lands, occupied by invading Armenia. Armenia has seized twenty percent of the historical lands of Azerbaijan, thus violating principles and norms of international law and continues to ignore the UN resolutions 822, 853, 874 and 884. The international community thereby demands the complete withdrawal of occupying forces from all invaded Azerbaijani lands.

We would like to confirm to Your Excellency our support for the territorial integrity and internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan. We have seen our dear and valuable Republic of Azerbaijan continue negotiations within the OSCE Minsk Group for 30 years under Your wise leadership. However, the non-constructive and anti-peace position of the current Armenian leadership did not produce the desired outcome in the negotiations.

Your Excellency, we know perfectly well that the Armenian invaders and aggressors have inflicted great damage to the existing infrastructure in the occupied Azerbaijani territories, committed massacres like the Khojaly genocide, destroyed the historical monuments of the Azerbaijani people, and turned the mosques into pig and cattle sheds. This is an insult to the entire Islamic world.

In conclusion, we would like to express our confidence that under Your leadership and motivation, the valiant Azerbaijani Armed Forces will succeed in fulfilling the sacred duty of liberating the occupied Azerbaijani lands and the people to restore peace in the South Caucasus and building calm and stability within the country’s internationally recognized borders.

Your Excellency, Yours is the cause of truth. God willing, the victory will be Yours. We pray to God Almighty to protect Your Excellency, the Republic, and the brotherly people of Azerbaijan.’


From Zakir Jabbarov, Odessa, Ukraine

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

Our people all over the world have been holding their heads up high thanks to everything You have done for Azerbaijan. May God always protect You.

You serve our people tirelessly day and night. I pray for the day we can host You in our home in Kalbajar. Let us be at Your service for just one day at the least.

May God be with You in all Your endeavours.

God bless, Inshallah.’


From Nijat Rustamov, Imishli, Azerbaijan

‘Our dearest Supreme Commander-in-Chief,

I cannot yet join the front because of my age. But I support all Your decisions wholeheartedly.

I am confident that You will soon liberate our occupied lands and strengthen Azerbaijan’s political stance.

I also promise You that I will always protect my homeland with honour as a valiant soldier and will become a worthy and educated son to uphold the country honour.’


From Khalil Isgandarov, Shamkir, Azerbaijan

‘Our Dearest President,

You have achieved the rapid development and global recognition of our independent Azerbaijan as a follower of the policy, set by the Great Leader Heydar Aliyev. Your leadership has brought Azerbaijan to the peak of contemporary development, thus finding its worthy spot in the international community.

The Republic of Azerbaijan has never been as strong as it is now. We have a strong army with modern weapons, who are now liberating our lands, occupied by Armenian aggressors. We, the people of Azerbaijan, are ever ready to follow all Your instructions. I have always supported Your domestic and foreign policy. Victory shall be ours.

I wish the war to end soon, and our displaced people return to their homes. The people consider You worthy of the ‘National Hero of Azerbaijan’ title. I am proud to have a President like Yourself.

May God protect You, our soldiers, and all the people of Azerbaijan.

May our martyrs, who have sacrificed their lives for the Motherland, rest in peace. We are happy to have a President like You and brave soldiers in the army. The blood of our martyrs will be avenged!

We will ever continue chanting ‘Forward with Ilham! Karabakh is Azerbaijan!’


From Konul Gasimova, Sheki, Azerbaijan

‘Dear Mr. President

I thank You and our valiant army for all the recent successful operations, all the excellent news we have received. I wish You greater success on this righteous path. We always stand by You. We are confident that the Azerbaijani Army will soon win a great victory.’


From Tahir Gulnazarov, Salyan, Azerbaijan

‘Mr. Supreme Commander-in-Chief,

We thank You for issuing the long-awaited ‘Forward!’ order. The enemy provocation is thus receiving a worthy retaliation. Our lands are gradually liberated. We all await Your order to join this sacred war as an armed soldier.

We are proud of our Army and believe that our lands will soon be recovered from occupation under Your command.

Karabakh is Azerbaijan!

Long live Azerbaijan!’


From Aliagha Yunusov, Salyan, Azerbaijan

‘Dear Mr. President,

The day all Azerbaijanis have longed for 30 years has finally arrived thanks to Your decisive stance, political prowess, and courageous skills.

Your successful domestic and foreign policy has ensured building the strong Azerbaijani Army and boosting its image.

The Staff of the Ashagi Mugan Meliorative Systems Operation Department supports the successful counter-offensive the Azerbaijani Armed Forces have launched in retaliation to Armenian provocation. We are rejoiced and proud of all the successes of our Army.

Long live the Supreme Commander-in-Chief and our brave Army!’


From Valad Mammadov, Gazakh, Azerbaijan

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

I would like to greet You on behalf of myself, the Karabakh veterans, all employees of the Gazakh Irrigation Systems where I work and the elders of my hometown Kosalar Village. We wish You a long healthy life and success on this great and honourable path. God bless you.

We always support and appreciate Your righteous cause. We wholeheartedly welcome the domestic and foreign policy You pursue.

We are confident that our Army will soon score a victory, liberate our lands occupied by Armenian fascists and our tricolour flag will proudly undulate in our dear Karabakh. We all look forward to that day.

May all martyrs, who have died for the freedom of our land, rest in peace.

Dear President, there are not enough words to convey all our good wishes. You will have engraved Your name in the history in gold with Karabakh Victory.

God bless You and our victorious Army!’


From Ramiz Maharramov, Ganja, Azerbaijan

‘Dear Mr. President,

We strongly condemn the recent provocations and military operations by Armenia against Azerbaijan and support Your order on counter-offensive operations against the enemy.

I, a Karabakh veteran, do not miss a single speech by You and would like to convey how proud I am of You. All veterans support and trust Your policy. We are confident that the successes of our valiant soldiers under Your command will lead to a historic Victory and our tricolour flag will undulate in all our liberated lands.

May God protect You, Your family, and our Army! We always stand by You!

We are proud to have a president and a supreme commander-in-chief like Yourself!’


From Adalat Abdullayev, Tovuz, Azerbaijan

‘Dear Mr. Supreme Commander-in-Chief,

The entire people of Azerbaijan rejoice at the feats of the Azerbaijani Army under Your leadership at the frontline for the liberation of our lands.

Your order to launch a counter-offensive against the provocations by the Armenians has made our long-cherished dreams come true.

We applaud Your steadfast political will and the proud and wise steps You have taken to recover our lands from Armenian fascism and restore the territorial integrity of our country. We wish You and all our people more success to come.’


From Shahriyar Makhsudov, Ismayilli, Azerbaijan

‘Mr. Supreme Commander-in-Chief,

I, a soldier in reserve, am always ready to fight valiantly for the integrity of our Motherland. The successes our Army has scored during the counter-offensive in retaliation to the Armenian provocations have inspired and motivated me to join our brave soldiers.

Dear President, I am proud that we have a leader like You. I believe that Your determined, consistent and successful policy will lead us to Victory. God willing, You will announce the Historic Victory to the people of Azerbaijan very soon.

Long live the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of Azerbaijan! Karabakh is Azerbaijan!’


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.