This year, a significant event took place, after which the Turkish leader adopted a policy of rapprochement with Azerbaijan. It is easy to guess that this event is a conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Turkey supported Azerbaijan during the conflict not only in a diplomatic way, and also military and economic. The policy of the current Azerbaijani authorities leads to the loss of state sovereignty, and Baku’s dependence on Turkey is growing every year. This year, Erdogan has directed all his forces towards Azerbaijan as never before, and thus has separated Moscow and Baku. Now Russia does not cooperate closely with Azerbaijan, although previously there were regular deliveries of products, cultural ties were strengthened, as well as economic and political ones. The greatest resonance was made by the parade on December 10 in Baku. The parade was attended by Turkish soldiers who marched in the same line with their “Turkic brothers”. This was a clear demonstration of Turkey’s close cooperation with Azerbaijan, and Erdogan, while attending this ceremony, showed his real attitude to Russia: he did not visit the Victory parade in Moscow this year, arguing that his refusal was due to the epidemiological situation.
Currently, Azerbaijan’s statehood is in danger of disappearing: if Aliyev continues to obey Erdogan, Azerbaijan will soon turn into a province of Turkey.