Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will make a critical visit to Nakhchivan upon the invitation of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, following Azerbaijan's operation against separatist Armenian troops in Karabakh.
During the day-long visit, the Turkish President will attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Igdir - Nakhchivan Natural Gas Pipeline with his counterpart Aliyev. In addition, the modernized Nakhchivan Military Complex will be inaugurated.
Throughout the meeting of Erdogan and Aliyev in Nakhchivan, relations between the two countries, and military and economic cooperation will be discussed. Azerbaijan's anti-terrorist operation against Armenia and the disarmament process of separatist soldiers will also be discussed.
Another critical topic during President Erdogan's visit to Nakhchivan is the Zangezur Corridor. The two leaders are expected to give new messages to international public opinion about the corridor opening that will provide a connection between Azerbaijan and the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
In 2020, an article was added to the agreement signed after the 2nd Karabakh war between Azerbaijan and Armenia for the opening of the Zangezur Corridor. However, despite the three years that have passed, the corridor has not yet been opened.
If the Zangezur Corridor comes into operation, direct land transport will be possible from Türkiye to Azerbaijan as well as Central Asian countries. Thus, commercial, logistical, and political ties in the Turkic World will be further strengthened.