Public representatives of Azerbaijan and Turkey visited the Edirnegapi cemetery in Istanbul, where the commander of the Caucasian Islamic Army Nuru Pasha and 27 soldiers who fought with him are buried.
The event dedicated to the 102nd anniversary of the liberation of Baku from the occupation of the Armenian-Dashnak and Bolshevik forces was organized by the Istanbul Turkey-Azerbaijan Culture and Solidarity Association. Participants of the event laid flowers in front of the monument to Nuru Pasha.
The ceremony to honor the memory of the heroes of Baku's liberation was attended by MPs, diaspora activists and leaders in Turkey, members of İTACSA and a member of the Coordination Council of the Netherlands-Belgium Azerbaijanis, head of the International Azerbaijani Women's Club Kamala Jeylinova.
Member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, head of the Turkey-Azerbaijan interparliamentary friendship group Shamil Ayrim, chairman of ITASCA Safar Garagoyunlu and others delivered speech at the event. The speakers spoke about the historical role of Nuru Pasha in the victory, his heroic path.
It was noted that 1,130 people of Caucasus Islamic Army were killed in the military operations for the liberation of Baku. It was noted that the deep respect for the memory of Nuru Pasha and his soldiers, who played a major role in the liberation of Baku from the Armenian-Dashnak and Bolshevik occupation, is a duty of loyalty for the citizens of the two brotherly countries and fraternal help of the Caucasus Islamic Army will never be forgotten.