Konya TV, 28 February 2008
Adnan Oktar: Turkey’s duty is to be the leader of the Turkish-Islamic world. This great duty is incumbent on the Turkish nation. The leadership of the Turkish-Islamic world is one of the greatest tasks in the world history. This is one of the Turkish nation’s vital duties. The Turkish nation has a duty to save, not just Turkey, but the whole Turkish-Islamic world. The Turkish nation really is unlike other nations; this is not racism. It is very loyal. Turks are very good-natured. And humane and very compassionate. They are terribly altruistic. Just go to a village. The best room in the house is given over to guests. Guests are brought the best food and given the finest beds and drink from the best glasses. What does this mean? It means our nation is not selfish, that it is full of love, an altruistic and joyful nation. It is ready to die for Allah, a most fervent nation.
Mavi Karadeniz TV, 31 December 2008
Adnan Oktar: Yes, Turkey must absolutely be the leader. Because Turkey, and the Turks, is the perfect country in terms of both experience and of nature and of moral values. Turkey must be the leader because it possesses all the qualities of leadership. Because the Turkic states in question share that opinion. We have ties to all Islamic countries. They also share that view. Nobody will say no. This just now needs to be put into action right away.
YOU BE THE LEADER OF THE MIDDLE EAST
A spokesman for Al-Sadr expressed their trust in Turkey and said “You must assume the role of leader in the Middle East.”
Leaving Ankara, Sheikh Salah Al-Ubaydi, Sadr’s spokesman, moved on to Istanbul, where he issued a statement saying that they wanted Turkey to be a leading country in the Middle East.