|The Gulf Today, November 2-2008
Adnan Oktar: The Turkic states will unite under Turkey’s leadership, and with the assistance of Turkish union, a Turkish-Islamic Union will form, insha’Allah. THIS WILL BE UNDER TURKISH LEADERSHIP, and we are already moving step by step in that direction. Turkish leadership is in any case the ideal thing. All countries will remain separate, but there will be a spiritual union, insha’Allah. Like the European Union. Passport and visa regimes will be done away with, countries will be able to trade freely with one another and be brothers. The first foundation for this to happen, insha’Allah, will be laid with Azerbaijan. And with Syria from the Islamic countries. Azerbaijan is both Turkish and Muslim. Syria is also our Muslim brother. We will unite with Syria, insha’Allah. These will be the first steps... This is in any case a responsibility that has been incumbent on Turkey for a very long time. Turkey has always been the effective leader of the Turkish-Islamic world. IT MAKES THIS FELT EVERYWHERE, AND REVEALS ITS ROLE OF OLDER BROTHER EVERYWHERE, EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY. TURKEY GETS INVOLVED IN DISPUTES OF ALL KINDS. For example, Turkey was involved in the setting up of the Caucasian Alliance. Turkey acts as an intermediary when there is a dispute between other countries. Turkey can clearly be seen in the forefront, whether it be the natural gas pipeline project, the oil pipeline project or others. Turkey is already doing this without any official statement being made, and this will continue and grow.
|The relations that began developing with the government declaring 2006 to be “Africa Year” have begun bearing fruit. The volume of trade with the continent has grown from $6 billion to $18 billion over the last 3 years.
TUSKON most recently landed in the African country of Sudan with 105 businessmen. In the wake of that initiative, Sudan lifted the visa regime for Turkey. In addition, no taxes will be taken from Turkish investors.