“The materials released by Wikileaks are provocative, the aim is to confront Azerbaijan and Turkey,” said chief of socio-political department of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Ali Hasanov. He also said: “Ali Hasanov said some are also trying to confront Azerbaijan and Iran. “Some are seeking foothold to exert pressure on Iran. Our compatriots are living in Iran, we have got relations with this country. We have always stated that Azerbaijan can be a foothold for friendships, cooperation”.
Over 23 million Azeris live in the Islamic Republic as compared to 7 million in Azerbaijan. West’s favorite and defeated 2009 presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi (born September 1941) is also an Azeri.
According to Ali Hasanov, Azerbaijani President said the country supports diversification in the policy on gas export, there are bitter practices concerning it in the world, therefore, Azerbaijan is pursuing energy policy that will not make it dependant on any country, organization. “President’s words were edited wrote “Azerbaijan does not want Turkey to be energy center”. Everybody in Azerbaijan and Turkey knows that Azerbaijan’s national leader Heydar Aliyev underwent pressures for Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline to pass through Turkey, international scandals appeared around Azerbaijan, the issue on the status of the Caspian Sea arose. But despite all this, Azerbaijan overcame the pressures, ensured the pipeline’s passing through Turkey. Can the head of the state that did it say such a word? Of course, President has never said this, this is just an editing made in line with the interests,” he said.
Turkish President Abdullah Gul told reporters in response to Wikileaks’ Zionist lies that Turkey and Azerbaijan have common interests in energy projects carried out in the region. Gul called on the journalists not to be trapped by “Wikileaks”: “These should not influence our domestic policy”. These writings belong to American diplomats, who wrote such things for their centre. There are both true and wrong claims. And there are also dirty publications and it shows the level of those diplomats”.
Turkish President stated that this is the problem of the United States and this country should control over its archive.