Azerbaijan Gazete 525, 27 August 2008
Adnan Oktar: But this is not something against the world powers. Turkey is acting in favor of America and in favor of Russia in the region, and in favor of China. They are all delighted, America, Russia and China. That happiness will continue when we unite with Azerbaijan. Nothing will change. That force (The Turkish-Islamic Union) will not be against them, and actually means further enrichment for Russia. It means enrichment for Armenia… Because Turkey has no hostility toward Russia, but rather friendship. We regard Russia as a friend. We regard it as a noble country. Thinking of Russia as an enemy is the last thing Turkey will do. It harbors no such thoughts. Russia will therefore be delighted by such unification. It will be in its own favor.
|Russia has played a key role in the negotiations over Azerbaijan’s Nagorno Karabagh enclave, currently under Armenian occupation, and has reacted positively, saying, “This is a long-awaited, logical agreement.” The Russian minister of foreign affairs said: “We expect a normalization of relations to have a positive impact on commercial and economic relations and on the socioeconomic conditions of both states. Improved relations will help normalization in the region and strengthen peace and security.”