Adnan Oktar: For example, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia have recently adopted a very clear and transparent attitude to Turkey. Israel says that we used to manage the region with 10 privates and a sergeant, while they cannot administer it with all their troops. They look back to the old Ottoman times. Syria literally wants to unite with Turkey. In other words, if an official proposition were made today, Syria is in such a position as to decide to accept it within a week. Iraq, as you know, is like a river of blood. If Turkey acts as older brother, Iraq will be a haven of calm and the matter will be completely resolved. They can all see that. Delegations from Palestine coming to Turkey suggest this and all want to see it. It is now vital that Turkey play the role of older brother in the region. That is because America cannot do it, Russia cannot do it, and there is a vacuum. Only Turkey can fill it. This is a human, moral and spiritual duty. A duty that Turkey wants to undertake. Everyone will see that it will do this as a legacy from the Ottoman Empire.
Daily Milliyet-October 12, 2008
“The way to stability in Iraq is through co-operation with Turkey”
“Gül told leaders in northern Iraq that the way to Iraqi stability, security and wealth is through friendship and co-operation with Turkey.”
Daily Star-July 11, 2008
“The leader of the regional economic power”
Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki said he was: “pleased to see a strategic neighbor and the leader of the regional economic power in Baghdad.” He then went on to say: “This is a historic visit and a significant message to countries in the region. There must now be co-operation, and new doors must be opened. This visit is a sign that problems will be resolved by agreement, dialogue and co-operation, not with conflict, argument and weapons.”