Çay TV, 23 July 2008
Adnan Oktar: Everyone must honestly believe that TURKEY IS HEADING IN GOOD DIRECTION AND THAT WE WILL REALLY BECOME A SUPER STATE. Turkey will be a greater state than it has ever been in the past. Insha’Allah, it will be the leader of the Turkish-Islamic world. We are at the initial stages of this historic mission. And the Turkish nation is one that will free the whole world from anarchy, terror, distress, pain and all its sufferings. It is a really noble, decent nation toughened by troubles and sufferings. It has a spirit oriented towards managing the world and being of use to it. It seems that Allah has bestowed this task on our nation, insha’Allah. We shall soon see this coming true, insha’Allah.
Erzincan Can TV, 14 July 2008
Star, 11 December 2010
The German Handelsblatt journal commented that from being a developing country,Turkey has turned out to be a regional power. The report with the headline, “Turkey left Europe behind” said,“Turkey now feels itself so powerful that EU has lost its importance.” The report also said that the approval of the Turkish public to the EU membership had decreased by half during the last 6 years and that only 38 percent of the public wants EU membership. The words of the Ministry of Finance Mehmet Şimşek saying; “Europe inspires us” were also included in the report. Şimşek’s words further quoted in the report as follows: "In case sufficient capital flow is held, Turkey can have an annual 7-8 percent growth, but Europe is weak in this sense. In terms of democracy, human rights and rights of the society, Turkey wants EU membership. Europe will benefit from it in the economic sense. Europe needs us; we add dynamism to Europe.” The report also commented that it is possible to observe developments in Turkey in every field.