Kıbrıs Ada TV, 1 August 2008
Adnan Oktar: For example, the latest approach of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia to Turkey is so obvious and clear. Israel says to Turkey that “you used to govern this region with ten soldiers and one sergeant”, “but we cannot manage to govern this region with our entire soldiers”. And they longing for the Ottoman times. Syria overtly wants to unite with Turkey, openly. I mean, if they ask officially today, they will decide in a week. Iraq is already in blood bath as you know. I mean, in case Turkey shows brotherhood, Iraq will settle down all of a sudden in order to solve the problem permanently. They all see this. Palestinian delegations that visit Turkey have always been requesting this. Showing Turkey’s role as the elder brother of the region is so vital now. There is emptiness. Turkey is the only one who can fill this emptiness. This is a faith, a moral and a humanistic duty. Turkey is already a candidate for this duty. Turkey will take this as the continuity of the legacy of Ottoman, and everyone will see it insaAllah.
Reuters, 27 October 2010
Turkey increases its investments in Iraq, where once upon a time they used to be, to regain its influence as the regional political power and as the political center of energy.