The resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a cause common to all Turkic women, on Monday said Turkey’s Family and Social Policy Minister Fatma Şahin (pictured) at an international conference in Baku on “The Role of Women in the 21st Century: The Responsibility of Women in Politics,” reports the Baku-based Trend news agency.
According to her, no Turkic woman can be indifferent to what is happening in Nagorno-Karabakh.
“Azerbaijan’s fate is our fate. Azerbaijan’s grief is our grief. Azerbaijan’s joy is our joy,” said the minister.
Şahin noted that the development of science and technology in the 21st century has created opportunities for women. The greatest achievement of women in Turkic-speaking countries was the opportunity to get an education, she said.
“If we want to build a strong society, we must not neglect education,” she said.
The conference, organized by the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking countries (TurkPA), was held in Azerbaijan’s parliament. It is dedicated to the 20th anniversary of independence of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.