Kuşadası TV, 14 July, 2008
Adnan Oktar: If, Allah forbid, Konya, Izmir, Adana were separated from us and we asked, “We are BROTHERS, how can this happen? We will unite.” And say, “This is utopia. Can it ever happen? There is no relation, these are separate.” Does this have a rationale? No. Similarly, there is no rationale in our being separate from Turkic states. That is, we are of the same religion, we speak the same language and come from the same race. We have everything in common. Our culture, customs, traditions are same. There is no reason to be separate. For this reason among the Turkic states and Islamic states, passports need to be removed, visas need to be removed. People should come and go as they wish. LET COMMERCE BE AT EASE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. THIS HAPPENS IN EUROPEAN UNION, SO WHY CAN IT NOT HAPPEN IN TURKISH ISLAMIC UNION? IN THE EUROPEAN UNION ANYONE WHO WANTS CAN GO TO ANYWHERE, CAN GO AND SETTLE WHEREEVER HE WANTS. THEY DO NOT USE PASSPORTS AND VISAS. SO WHY CAN WE NOT DO THE SAME?
Yeni Şafak, 21 October, 2010
Zaman, October 21- 2010
Rıza Nur Meral, Chairman of the Turkish Confederation of Businessmen and Industrialists (TUSKON), stated that we are brother countries with Yemen, which is “the farthest country of the Ottoman Empire”, but that there are problems going on in trade. He also added: “We wish for the removal of visas or facilitation of visas.”