In Adnan Oktar’s works and in the articles, documentaries and newspaper announcements based on his works, the importance of the establishment of a Turkish-Islamic Union under Turkish leadership is emphasized. It is noted that Turkey, the successor to the great, global Ottoman Empire, has the strength and ability to bring about the peace and justice for which the Turkish-Islamic region yearns and it is stressed that this is the direction that the country’s national strategy should take. Just as described by Adnan Oktar, Turkey is rapidly becoming one of the most influential countries in the Turkish-Islamic zone and is taking the initiative in order to assume the responsibility falling to it. It is playing an active, directional, conciliatory, mediating and regulatory role, in a way that has never been seen before. Initiatives being taken in the Middle East in particular are eliciting enormous responses, and both the Western and Islamic worlds are supporting this leadership role that Turkey has adopted. These developments that have recently attracted the attention of the world may be listed as follows:
1. The peace talks being held under Turkish leadership and with Turkish mediation aimed at resolving problems between Syria and Israel that have persisted for 50 years,
2. The reconciliation meetings and process of dialogue which began with a Turkish initiative in order to put an end to tensions between Iran and the USA,
3. The historic rapprochement between Turkey and Iraq that began with a visit by Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan.
By Allah’s leave, these are all initial steps. As Mr. Oktar has many times stated, Turkey will soon become a regional superpower and take its place on the world stage as a great state that distributes justice, maintains balance and provides security.
Konya TV-February 28, 2008
PRESENTER: Yes. We have come right to what I wanted to ask about. We have talked about the examples of Iraq and Palestine, but dramas of this kind are taking place all over Muslim lands. There is still no unity in the lands of Islam. What is Turkey’s responsibility in that respect?
ADNAN OKTAR: Turkey’s duty is to lead the Turkish-Islamic world. The Turkish nation has a huge responsibility. Leadership of the Turkish-Islamic world is of the greatest duties in history. THIS IS ONE OF THE CRUCIAL TASKS FALLING TO THE TURKISH NATION. We, the Turkish nation, have a duty not just to save Turkey, but to save the entire Turkish-Islamic world. The Turkish nation is truly unlike any other. This is not racism, but Turks are loyal and very good-natured. They are humane. And very compassionate. And unbelievably self-sacrificing. Go to any village. Go as their guest. They give guests the very best places, the finest food, the most comfortable beds, and offer them the best glasses to drink from. What does this mean? It means that our people are not egotistical or selfish, but are a loving, loyal and joyous nation. They long to give their lives up for Allah.
Kaçkar TV-February 2, 2008
KAÇKAR TV: Would there be any problem regarding national frontiers?
ADNAN OKTAR: The idea is a structure resembling a Union of Republics with every component state inside its own borders.
KAÇKAR TV: So you say it is possible.
ADNAN OKTAR: Of course. This will put a stop to anarchy, terror and chaos… The region is currently ablaze. The Middle East is in a terrible state; everyone is unhappy. Palestine is unhappy, and Israel, too. And Syria, and Iran. More or less everyone in the region is uneasy. This union will entirely eradicate that unease.
KAÇKAR TV: So Iran could also be included in it.
ADNAN OKTAR: Of course.
Baghdad TV-March 2, 2008
ADNAN OKTAR: InshaAllah we have the idea of a great Islamic Union. Along the lines of a Turkish Islamic Union. We have an idea regarding the Muslim world being the greatest superpower. It will unify the whole Islamic world and the whole Turkish world UNDER TURKISH LEADERSHIP AND GUIDANCE. The Turkish world is in any case made up of Muslims, I am merely saying that for reasons of clarity. In other words, it means that an Islamic Union will emerge at the same time. We believe that this unification will bring with it peace, plenty and prosperity. We think that wars will end, and that the money now spent on wars will instead be spent in ways beneficial to mankind. And we believe that the time for this is at hand. Our fundamental belief, however, is that the Turkish Islamic Union will come about with the appearance in the End Times of the blessed Mahdi. And we believe that the Prophet ‘Isa (as) will also return and that it is at hand. We believe in the coming of the Prophet ‘Isa (as) as set out in the Qur’an. We believe that the Prophet ‘Isa (as) and the blessed Mahdi will combine together and usher in a delightful age of prosperity and plenty in such a way that Islam will be the only faith on Earth.