|Kordon TV, 27 July 2008
Adnan Oktar: Turkey must bring its full weight to bear and directly assume an older brother position, and even emerge as the leader of the entire Middle East and all Islamic countries. Because Turkey is a country that is home to highly rational and honest people. It is a country with people of good conscience and with a perfect army. It has a very good conscience, is very reflective and very well trained. And they are loved in all countries, wherever they go. For example, they go to Iraq and are loved there. They go to Bosnia and are loved, and they go to Somalia and are loved and respected everywhere. They are loved and respected in Afghanistan. This is a fact. IT MEANS THAT THE WHOLE OF THE MIDDLE EAST, THE WHOLE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD, LOVES THE TURKISH ARMY AND THE TURKISH NATION. THAT MEANS THEY WANT THEM TO ACT AS THE OLDER BROTHER. In other words, if Turkey is to come forward, if a leader, a spiritual leader is needed to come forward, then Turkey must fulfil this role of older brother, in Islamic countries and in the Turkish states. In other words, the setting up of the Turkish-Islamic Union is essential for the whole region.