'Iran concerned over Azerbaijan-Turkey fraternal ties'
Fri 19 August 2011 05:32 GMT | 0:32 Local Time
Our organization has displayed a tough stance against all sorts of anti-propaganda against Azerbaijan and Turkey from its early days.
The remarks came from Chairman of the Azerbaijan-Turkey Youth Friendship Society Kadir Yildiz.
'Iran can not tolerate Azerbaijanís independence. Iran is particularly worried over fraternal ties between Azerbaijan and Turkey. Iran does not want to see Azerbaijan as a Turkic state, but as a religious state and people to have not national, but radical religious views,' Yildiz noted.
Yildiz said Iranís support for Armenia and Armenians are due to the factors of Turkism and the fact that Azerbaijan is growing stronger.
'Nearly 35 million Turks live in Iran at the moment. They have no schools, newspapers and magazines in their own language while 200,000 Armenians have their own school, newspapers and magazines. Iran fears possibility that Azerbaijani Turks may unite with North Azerbaijan. Iran is seriously concerned over the fact that Azerbaijan is growing stronger day by day. It seeks to hinder Azerbaijanís development. But Iran will fail to achieve anything,' Yildiz noted.