BAKU (Realist English). The Baku regime was outraged by the statement of the Turkish presidential candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu “Neither the West nor the East is the Turkic way”, according to which the development of the route from Turkey to China is supposed to go through Iran, bypassing the territory of the Baku minisultanate, which, according to Baku, is “the most convenient for this and has been used effectively for a long time”.
“Convenient and used” means the “Zangezur corridor” through the territory of Armenia on the rights of extraterritoriality.
The kingpin of the Baku kleptocracy, Aliyev, criticized Kılıçdaroğlu for not including Azerbaijan in his Silk Road: “Unfortunately, even today there are those who are trying to leave Azerbaijan out of this strategic project, but their desires are not to come true.”
Baku expert Ilgar Velizade in an interview with 1news.az stated that Kılıçdaroğlu demonstrates a lack of understanding of the specifics of political and economic processes in the Transcaucasian region, in which Turkey takes an active part.
According to Velizade, the distinctive feature of the new Silk Road is the unification of China with Europe through the Turkic states, the Turkic geography. And the map proposed by Kılıçdaroğlu, according to which the historical Silk Road lies through Iran, completely contradicts the project of unified transport arteries within the framework of the Turkic world.
“The activity of the Organization of Turkic States is based, among other things, on the desire to give momentum to the Great Silk Road project — a route that passes through Azerbaijan, covering, of course, other countries — Turkey itself, Georgia, the Central Asian region,” he said.
Aliyev demonstrates complete illiteracy and adventurism. The middle transport corridor has never passed through the Caspian Sea. Scientists have not found documentary evidence — there is not a single coin in favor of such a route. The real route of the Middle Corridor ran through Western Armenia (Tigranakert) with access to the north of Iran (Hamadan), from where it went either south to the Persian Gulf, or went to Turkmenistan, skirting the Caspian Sea from the south.
So, Kılıçdaroğlu showed a real map based on the ancient route. Regular trade routes through Syunik and Artsakh to the Caspian have never existed and will not exist. Since this route went south — through Iran.