Ahmet Nejet Sezer, President of the Republic of Turkey, (2001-2008)

I am very happy and proud to know Heydar Aliyev as a person, who due to far-sighted and talented leadership Heydar Aliyev managed to develop and bring Azerbaijan to the current influential position in all spheres.

Along with all his efforts in life in peace and prosperity of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev's continuous activity lead to turning of Caucasus region into the place of peace.

Joint projects that started with the highly-esteemed impacts of Heydar Aliyev had made our friendly and brotherly states close to each other, proved again that the relations between our countries had been laid on endless basis.