Azerbaijan Novoye Vremya, 6 October 2008
Presenter: What would you say about the global crisis throughout the world?
Adnan Oktar: NOTHING WILL HAPPEN TO TURKEY. Nothing will happen to Turkish Islamic countries. On the contrary, there will be prosperity and abundance in those places. Here comes the age of abundance and prosperity Insha’Allah. By the leave of Allah we enter the Golden Age. Turkish countries will be happy, joyful and live in comfort. These crises are temporary indeed. They do not actually affect us but of course we do not want America to be affected because of the crisis. We do not want the Christians to be in dire straits. We do our utmost regarding that Insha’Allah.
Baskent TV, 13 February 2009
Adnan Oktar: Of course the crisis has hit Turkey in a delayed way. That is true and it will continue to do so. But our people have a good aspect. Morality of Islam and the spirit of mutual cooperation are so pleasant. That brings an economic mobility in goods and money and it definitely will continue to bring them. THEREFORE THE REFLECTION OF THE CRISIS IS NOT AS SEVERE AS IN EUROPE. IT WILL DEFINITELY NOT BE SO. However, our actual salvation is by the Turkish–Islamic Union. In that case, forget the crisis, people will almost be uncomfortable due to prosperity.
Turkiye Newspaper, 02 July 2011
The Wall Street Journal pointed that Turkey’s rapid growth outpaced China and Argentina.
The Turkish economy grew by 11% in the first quarter, confirming Turkey as Eurasia's rising tiger.
Thursday's official growth figure, compared with the year-earlier period, easily beat market expectations, at a time when many of Turkey's neighbors in the Middle East and Europe struggle with political turmoil and bailouts.
Turkey's hot economy stands in contrast with those of most neighbors in the European Union, in particular Greece, whose leader last week called on his citizens to emulate the success of his country's old rival in bouncing back from economic adversity.
The Wall Street Journal, 01 July 2011