Press Conference, March 8,2008
Press: You have spoken of a political system based on Islamic Union, could you expand on that? How will that system be built? How will it be integrated into today’s international system? Could you expand?
Abu Dhabi TV, February 19-2009
Yeni Safak, October 19,2010
The Birth of the New Middle East
From Ibrahim Karagül's article dated October 19 2010:
1- The relations among Turkey, Iraq and Syria are getting closer. One needs to remember the inclusive agreements made among close neighbors last year.
2- Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon: Free trade agreement is concluded among these four countries.
3- Gulf countries: Until May there will also be a free trade agreement among these countries.
4- While these four groups are getting closer and the scopes of cooperation are expanded, the relations among these groups will be established. The puzzle will be completed and the map will be complete. In one sense new Middle East equation, relations and network will be shaped. With free trade agreements there will be a kind of collaboration led by economic relations between Turkey and Basra; Red Sea and North Africa.