|"The economies of Muslim nations contain differences in structure and functioning. Some nations' economies depend upon mineral resources, such as the members of OPEC, while other nations' depend upon agriculture. These differences are also reflected, to some extent, in their social structures, such as the widely varying degrees of rural and urban populations. Developing complementary relationships and helping each other in their respective areas of expertise can turn these differences into a source of riches. All of this will be possible with the Islamic Union."|
|"Economic cooperation is necessary on two counts: stability and development. Muslim nations must bring stability and solidity to their economies. Developing industries and making the required investments is vital, as is the need for a comprehensive development plan and the simultaneous development of education, economy, culture, science, and technology. While various sectors are developed technologically, the labor force's educational levels and standards must be raised accordingly. Society must be motivated to become more productive..."|
|"Joint ventures and project partnerships will be an important step in the right direction, for they will enable countries to benefit from one another's experiences and the income earned from investment projects will benefit all of the participating countries."
|"Joint ventures that realize the Islamic world's unification of opportunities and means will enable Muslims to produce hi-tech products. The Islamic common market will make it possible for Muslim-made products to be marketed in other Muslim countries without the hindrance of customs, quotas, and other cross-border obstacles. The marketplace will grow, the market share and exports of all Muslim nations will rise, industrialization will speed up, and economic development will bring progress in technology. When all of this comes to pass, Muslim nations will operate as a consortium against other investment groups and will become an important part of the global economy."|
|The Turkish-Islamic Union will revitalize trade and strengthen the economy. Union among Muslim countries in the economic, political and cultural arenas will permit the less developed to make rapid progress and those countries which already possess the requisite means and infrastructure to use these as efficiently as possible. Economic growth and investment in science and technology will rise. With economic development will come a natural rise in education levels, and society will make progress on a number of fronts.
The Turkish-Islamic Union will regenerate the Muslim world. Thanks to the Islamic common market to be established, products manufactured in one country will be able to be marketed in another without the hindrance of customs, quotas, and other cross-border obstacles. The trade zone will widen, all Muslim countries' market share will increase, exports will grow, and this will accelerate the industrialization process in Muslim countries, and economic regeneration will lead to technological development.
An economically powerful Turkish-Islamic Union will also represent a major source of well-being for the Western world and other societies. These will find themselves facing a power with which they can co-operate with no misgivings and which they can engage in economic activities with. In addition, there will be no more need for the funds Western institutions and organizations keep pouring in for the economic regeneration of the region, and these funds can be used to strengthen the global economy instead.
PRESS CONFERENCE DATED 8 MARCH 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?
Adnan Oktar: Let me expand on that system. For one thing every state will be an independent state within the system. Turkey will still be Turkey, Azerbaijan will still be Azerbaijan, Turkestan will still be Turkestan, everyone will be separate. This is a union of hearts, a union of love. It is a union of affection, an idea based on human love, that co-operates against terror and violence, THAT CO-OPERATES ON ECONOMIC REGENERATION, that stresses altruism and generosity, and keeps love of Allah to the fore.
FROM ADNAN OKTAR'S INTERVIEW WITH BOSNIAN TV (June 3, 2008)
Presenter: Other thinkers have set out their ideas on the subject of the Islamic Union, but what are your views?
Adnan Oktar: The circumstances are now ideal for the Turkish-Islamic Union to be set up. There are almost no obstacles at the moment. It can be set up at any moment. A newspaper carried an announcement of my colleagues' calling for unification between Turkey and Azerbaijan. Very positive messages poured in from all over. The Azeri president wants it, too. We speak with the Palestinians, and they want an Islamic Union. Syria wants it, and Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria. It just needs to be given a name. But there is an owner and time for that. Allah is merely making us wait for the right time.
Presenter: As you know, the European Union has been set up. The French president has suggested the formation of a Mediterranean Union. And that union foresees the admission of Islamic countries. North African countries, and of course Turkey and Bosnia are included. Have you any comments to make?
Adnan Oktar: Look, the EU is obviously based on Christianity. Today they have formed a Christian Union. So that is possible. If a Christian Union is possible, so is a Muslim one. A Christian union looked to be impossible, but it was made a reality. They regard a Mediterranean Union as possible, and an Islamic Union is much more logical and easier. The Turkic countries are currently fragmented, like Ankara, Konya and Izmir. Turkistan and Azerbaijan are artificially divided, and Kazakhstan. They are all Islamic countries. We want Jews to be free and Israel to be liberated in this Turkish-Islamic Union. We want Armenia to be free and prosperous in the union. The Turkish-Islamic Union will be a paradise-like environment in which non-Muslims can also live in peace. It is not a selfish union.