(Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Interview dated September 18, 2010)
The Romans have been defeated. (Surat Ar-Rum, 2)
Romans were defeated. What was Istanbul called then? It was the Land of the Romans. This verse indicates a sign for the conquer of Istanbul by Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh). What is the numerical (gematrical) value? 1980, it is exactly 1400 (Hegira style) and Romans was directly used for Istanbul. Even more those lands are called Rumelia (Land of Romans).