Aliyev, a friend of Turkey

Heydar Aliyev, who praised his visit to the U.S. as a historical one met President Bill Clinton in the White House yesterday. One of the main topics of their negotiations was the issue f oil. Aliyev repeated the demand that the oil pipeline had to be laid to the Gayhan port of Turkey and said that "there cannot be a Caucasian policy without Turkey". He had declared this idea during his meeting with the former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brezinski a day before in the White House. In his speech at Georgetown University, he said that" he would continue all forms of cooperation with Turkey in the future"

Ahsham gazeti,
Turkey, August 2, 1997