Kuşadası TV, July 14th, 2008
Adnan Oktar: May Allah forbid, let’s think that Konya, Izmir, Adana were apart, and then we’d say, “We are brothers, how come we are apart? We will unite.” And let’s assume that someone says, “This is utopia, how can this happen, they are separate”, this would make no sense. In the same way, there is no logic to us being divided from the Turkic states. We share the same religion and the same language and are descended from the same race. Everything about us is the same. Our culture, customs, traditions; in other words, there is no reason for us to be divided. That is why the passport requirement must be lifted between these countries, between the Turkic states and Islamic countries. THE VISA REGIME MUST BE ABOLISHED. PEOPLE MUST BE FREE TO DO BUSINESS AND ESTABLISH CONTACTS AS THEY PLEASE. That happens in the European Union, so why not in this Turkish-Islamic Union? In the EU, people go to whatever country they like and settle there. No passports or visas are used. So why can’t we do that? There is no reason. Of course it is possible. The Turkic and Islamic countries enjoy the finest views and have the finest lands, and the world’s richest mineral resources are also found in these lands. We have flour, butter and sugar, and we now just have to bake a halva. That is what the entire Turkish people want.
TASCA (TURKISH-ARAB SCIENCE, CULTURE AND ART ASSOCIATION), November 21st, 2008
Adnan Oktar: Actually, in the essence of Islam, there is love, affection, peace, ease of mind, internal tranquility and joy. There is a kind of relief that is felt during religious holidays. It has friendship. Constituting those values among Muslim countries, constituting those values among Turkic countries, constituting a Turkish-Islamic Union under Turkey’s leadership. In order to have those, in order to make good intentions prevail in the world, to make sincerity prevail, to have free practices in industry, science, technology and investments; we demand the elimination of visa and passport problems. We want this obligation to be removed; as we desire a much easier trade, comfortable ways of investment, a comfortable way of exchanging love and friendship. In other words, just showing an identity card should be enough to cross the border. Actually, we don’t even need them to show. I mean, I should be able to get my identity card and go to Azerbaijan, to Syria, to Kazakhstan. I should be able to go to Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria. I should be able to get on a boat and arrive in Tunisia, Algeria. I could socialize there with my brothers. We’ll dine together, remember Allah together. And we come back, the next day. If I need to trade, I’ll trade. We desire a system like that, a unity of love.