Ankara’s Atakule illuminated in colors of Azerbaijan’s flag
Turkey and Azerbaijan displayed digital versions of their flags late on April 13 on Atakule, one of the landmarks in the Turkish capital, to highlight their solidarity in combating the novel coronavirus.
The tower also displayed the two countries’ motto “one nation, two states.”
Turkey’s move came after a similar gesture by Azerbaijan.
On April 11, Azerbaijan flew the Turkish flag along with its flag at the Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, an iconic symbol in the capital Baku, in a show of solidarity.
“As part of the mutual fight against COVID-19, the Turkish and Azerbaijani flags are flying together on Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, one of Baku’s symbols,” Turkey’s foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu had said on Twitter.
Sharing a video showing the flags reflected on the outer walls of the iconic center, named after Azerbaijan’s third president, Çavuşoğlu had said, “One nation, one heart!”
Turkey and Azerbaijan will beat the virus outbreak together, he added.
Turkey confirmed 98 more deaths from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s death toll to 1,296. The total number of registered coronavirus cases surged to 61,049.
There are 1,148 cases in Azerbaijan and the death toll is 12.