Aliyev urged Armenia to adopt new constitution back in 2021
After Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s statement that Armenia “needs a new constitution” on Friday, media outlets and social media were quick to recall Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s 2021 interview in which he made a similar remark.
In an interview with Turkish Anadolu Ajansı on 27 September 2021, Aliyev said that “Armenia should change its constitution to abandon territorial claims against Turkey.”
“There are territorial claims against Turkey in the Constitution of Armenia. They should renounce it. They need to work out and adopt a new constitution,” the Azeri leader said.
“How can a weak country like Armenia make a territorial claim against a giant country like Turkey? They should also abandon their claims against Azerbaijan to normalize relations with the country,” he added.