ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT THE TURKISH ISLAMIC UNION

Muslims are living under difficult circumstances in various regions of the world. The people of East Turkestan (Xinjiang) in the extreme West of China, for instance, have been exposed to severe repression for the last 50 years in particular. Life in East Turkestan, the majority of whose population are Uighurs, is far more troubled than any other region of China. The number of people killed in East Turkestan together with post-1965 massacres is the unbelievable figure of 35 million.

Occupation, repression and sanctions have brought the region nothing but tension, disorder and hatred. The days of exploiting nations by such means are dead and gone. For that reason, if China permits the people of East Turkestan to govern themselves and grants the country economic independence it will gain enormous advantages. An East Turkestan able to manufacture freely within its own borders, living in freedom and freed from the influence of fear and oppression, can represent a new center of progress for China.

These rights can be given to the people of East Turkestan thanks to the Turkish-Islamic Union, which will enjoy great power and authority. If such a power acts as guarantor, China's relations with the millions of Muslims in the country will be strengthened. China must be convinced and given guarantees that an East Turkestan that is emotionally bound to the Turkish-Islamic Union will not behave in a hostile manner toward China but will contribute to China's becoming a super-power.

The world needs peace, love, solidarity and justice. And that is the mission that the Turkish-Islamic Union will assume when it is set up. This union will exist to bring peace to the world, not to be an instrument of hostility, vengeance or menace. This union will not be one based on oppression and repression along the lines of "everyone must be subjects to us, and anyone who does not must be enslaved." The Turkish-Islamic Union is a union of love and understanding.

By means of this union, members of all faiths will be able to worship as they wish, to visit all the sacred sites of their faith, and their goods, lives and honor will be guaranteed by the Turkish-Islamic Union.

Contrary to the scenarios of clash of civilizations, this union will draw civilizations closer to one another. As a result, the whole world will benefit from the climate the union will bring about. The foundations of the union are love, affection, compassion, altruism and solidarity. In addition, it also aims to elevate humanity to the highest levels of respect for human beings, art, science and technology.

The Turkish-Islamic Union, which represents a population of around 1 billion spread over a very wide area and will knit all its individual components together, will constitute a large economic market. This, in turns, means a wide-ranging commercial opportunity especially for China. This must therefore be very carefully explained to it.

Terrorist activities in the Turkish-Islamic zone will be totally eradicated, and those who incite terrorism will find themselves confronted by the highly deterrent army of the Turkish-Islamic Union military pact. The unitary structures of the states comprising the union will be maintained. Secularism will be one of the fundamental principles of the union. For that reason, both Muslims and non-Muslims will be able to live in security under the same strong roof.

The Turkish-Islamic Union also represents a major opportunity to resolve the disputes regarding Israel and Palestine. Today the peoples of Israel and Palestine are forced to live uneasily behind walls in order to maintain their own security. When the Turkish-Islamic Union is established there will be no need to build walls stretching for many kilometers, nor for any other precautionary measures.

The foundation of the Turkish-Islamic Union is being awaited with the greatest enthusiasm and excitement by the entire Turkish and Islamic world.



  • Every day without any effort for the establishment of the Turkish-Islamic Union is a damage and a loss.
  • The Turkish-Islamic Union must be set up without delay.
  • The entire Turkish nation backs and approves of this excellent union.
  • All the Turkish states and Islamic countries regard the union as essential. They happily and genuinely support it.
  • This union will work to the material and spiritual benefit and well being of America, Russia, China, Europe and the whole world and will bring the world peace, brotherhood, love and well-being.
  • The Turkish-Islamic Union is the only solution that can put an immediate stop to world terror, disorder, insecurity and the global crisis.

The Turkish-Islamic Union is a union of love. It is a union of affection, a union of hearts. The bases of this union are love, altruism, helping others, compassion, tolerance and understanding. The aim of the union is also to achieve the highest levels in respect for human beings and in art, science and technology. Once the union is established, not just Turkish societies and Muslims, but the whole world, will attain enlightenment.

Recent developments show that the foundation of the Turkish-Islamic Union, awaited with great excitement and enthusiasm by the Turkish-Islamic world, is close at hand. The first and most important step toward that union will be Azerbaijan and Turkey uniting as two states, but a single nation. In the near future, Turkey, as a super-state, will assume the leadership of the Turkish-Islamic world and unite all Muslims, in a broad expanse of territory from the Caucasus to Tanzania and from Morocco to Fiji, under a single roof.

Unity will bestow enormous strength on the Turkish-Islamic world. What truly makes the believers' union so strong is in fact their faith and loyalty. Only genuine faith can engender true friendship and alliance. Muslims love one another with a pure heart and for the good pleasure of Allah, without the slightest selfish interest. A union built on the strongest foundation known to humanity—the fear and love of Allah—will never shatter, unless Allah wills otherwise.

The Turkish-Islamic Union will bring peace to the world.

The Turkish-Islamic Union will first and foremost resolve the disputes between Muslim countries and bring peace to the Islamic world; it will also oppose all those movements that incite war and conflict in the world as a whole, and will be a force capable of preventing all initiatives aimed at provoking war.

With the founding of the Turkish-Islamic Union, America, Europe, China, Russia, Israel and in short the whole world will breathe easier. Terror will come to an end, distribution of raw materials will be guaranteed, the economic and social order will be protected and cultural conflicts will disappear entirely. America will no longer have to send troops to lands thousands of kilometers away, Israel will no longer live behind walls, the countries of the EU will encounter no economic barriers, Russia will have no more security concerns and China will have no trouble finding raw materials.

It will be a great blessing and comfort for the EU if it is freed from concerns over terror. The Turkish-Islamic Union is the certain solution that can bring this about. With the Turkish-Islamic Union, all the troubles and disorder in the Islamic world can come to an end. By this means, the Turkic states can move to establish a civilization equal to or even greater than Europe. That is because the Turkic states represent a potentially very wealthy region. The Turkish-Islamic Union will bring great wealth, abundance, peace and quality to that region.

The Turkish-Islamic Union Is the Only Solution That Can Halt the Global Economic Crisis

The Turkish-Islamic Union will revitalize trade and strengthen the economy. Union among Muslim countries in the economic, political and cultural arenas will permit the less developed to make rapid progress and those countries which already possess the requisite means and infrastructure to use these as efficiently as possible. Economic growth and investment in science and technology will rise. With economic development will come a natural rise in education levels, and society will make progress on a number of fronts.

The Turkish-Islamic Union will cause regeneration throughout the Muslim world. Thanks to the Islamic common market to be set up, products from one country will be easily marketed in another, without becoming caught up in quotas or national frontiers. Trade zones will grow, all Muslim countries will enjoy an increase in market share, exports will rise, leading to an acceleration of industrialization in Muslim countries, and economic development will lead to technological advances.

With the founding of the Turkish-Islamic Union, energy resources will be guaranteed. Under the Turkish-Islamic Union, peace and stability will prevail in regions with rich underground reserves, and the democratic system will function in a most well-ordered manner there. A model will thus emerge in which these resources are used in the most efficient manner, and neither Islamic countries nor other communities will be disadvantaged. This, in turn, will make stable and balanced political policies possible in those matters of particular importance in maintaining global economic stability, particularly oil production and prices.

A Turkish-Islamic world with a powerful economy will be a major cause of prosperity for the Western world and other societies. These societies will find a power with which they can co-operate and engage in mutual trade with no feelings of concern. In addition, the funds that Western institutions and organizations constantly pour in for the region to regenerate will no longer be required, and these funds will be used to strengthen the global economy instead.

In that respect, the Turkish nation bears a major responsibility. Turkey’s duty is to lead this Turkish-Islamic world that will bring peace, well-being and abundance to the whole world.

The leadership of the Turkish-Islamic world is one of the greatest tasks in the history of the world. THIS IS ONE OF THE TURKISH NATION’S MOST VITAL DUTUES. In other words, our duty as the Turkish nation is not solely to save Turkey, but also to save the whole Turkish-Islamic world and bring peace and well-being to all humanity.

 


Muslims are living under difficult circumstances in various regions of the world. The people of East Turkestan (Xinjiang) in the extreme West of China, for instance, have been exposed to severe repression for the last 50 years in particular. Life in East Turkestan, the majority of whose population are Uighurs, is far more troubled than any other region of China. The number of people killed in East Turkestan together with post-1965 massacres is the unbelievable figure of 35 million.

Occupation, repression and sanctions have brought the region nothing but tension, disorder and hatred. The days of exploiting nations by such means are dead and gone. For that reason, if China permits the people of East Turkestan to govern themselves and grants the country economic independence it will gain enormous advantages. An East Turkestan able to manufacture freely within its own borders, living in freedom and freed from the influence of fear and oppression, can represent a new center of progress for China.

These rights can be given to the people of East Turkestan thanks to the Turkish-Islamic Union, which will enjoy great power and authority. If such a power acts as guarantor, China's relations with the millions of Muslims in the country will be strengthened. China must be convinced and given guarantees that an East Turkestan that is emotionally bound to the Turkish-Islamic Union will not behave in a hostile manner toward China but will contribute to China's becoming a super-power.

The world needs peace, love, solidarity and justice.And that is the mission that the Turkish-Islamic Union will assume when it is set up. This union will exist to bring peace to the world, not to be an instrument of hostility, vengeance or menace.

. This union will not be one based on oppression and repression along the lines of "everyone must be subjects to us, and anyone who does not must be enslaved." The Turkish-Islamic Union is a union of love and understanding.

By means of this union, members of all faiths will be able to worship as they wish, to visit all the sacred sites of their faith, and their goods, lives and honor will be guaranteed by the Turkish-Islamic Union.

Contrary to the scenarios of clash of civilizations, this union will draw civilizations closer to one another. As a result, the whole world will benefit from the climate the union will bring about. The foundations of the union are love, affection, compassion, altruism and solidarity. In addition, it also aims to elevate humanity to the highest levels of respect for human beings, art, science and technology.

The Turkish-Islamic Union, which represents a population of around 1 billion spread over a very wide area and will knit all its individual components together, will constitute a large economic market. This, in turns, means a wide-ranging commercial opportunity especially for China. This must therefore be very carefully explained to it.

Terrorist activities in the Turkish-Islamic zone will be totally eradicated, and those who incite terrorism will find themselves confronted by the highly deterrent army of the Turkish-Islamic Union military pact. The unitary structures of the states comprising the union will be maintained. Secularism will be one of the fundamental principles of the union. For that reason, both Muslims and non-Muslims will be able to live in security under the same strong roof.

The Turkish-Islamic Union also represents a major opportunity to resolve the disputes regarding Israel and Palestine. Today the peoples of Israel and Palestine are forced to live uneasily behind walls in order to maintain their own security. When the Turkish-Islamic Union is established there will be no need to build walls stretching for many kilometers, nor for any other precautionary measures.

The foundation of the Turkish-Islamic Union is being awaited with the greatest enthusiasm and excitement by the entire Turkish and Islamic world.

The Turkish-Islamic Union Is the Solution to the Problems of Crimean Turks

  • History shows that permanent peace can be brought to both the Middle East, the Balkans and the Caucasus under Turkish leadership, as the heir to the Ottoman legacy.
  • The Turkish-Islamic Union to be established under the leadership of Turkey will mean an end to the conflicts and bring peace to the region. This union will also lead to wealthy and prosperous communities as all the countries of the region will engage in powerful economic cooperation.

Like that of the Ottomans, the Turkish-Islamic Union’s approach to the Balkans, the Caucasus and the Middle East will take the form of a structure that embraces different ethnic identities and faiths. The foundation here is the rediscovery of Turkish-Islamic culture and our long established Civilization. Indeed, in cultural if not political terms, Turkey still dominates the region, with many Muslims in the Balkans and the Caucasus in particular referring to themselves as Turks and Ottomans, despite their different ethnic origins.

“There is a huge Muslim population in the Balkans that regard themselves as ‘Turks,’ despite not being ethnically ‘Turkish.’ The factor that binds these ‘honorary cousins’ to us so tightly is Turkish-Islamic moral values and the Ottoman legacy. The way that protestors during demonstrations in Belgrade in 1997 held placards reading ‘We Want Turkish Administration’ and ‘Bring Back the Days of Ottoman Rule’ attracted the attention of the Western press and once again underlined the need for Turkey to play an active role in the region.” (Daily Gunduz, 12 January 1997)

The Ottoman Empire no longer exists, but its legacy, Turkish-Islamic culture and civilization still stretches from one end of the Balkans to the other. The 10 million Balkan Muslims live along a line stretching from Edirne to Bihac. Furthermore, some have been holding out along that line since 1878, and others since 1912. Their sole hope is the reconstruction of the hold peace, security and stability, a powerful union… That union is the Turkish-Islamic Union.

That same longing also applies to the Middle East. Many parts of the region used to belong to us. The people of the region have a great love for Turkey. Regions such as Kirkuk, where our relatives the Turkmen live, are also vitally important for us. Had international laws and the wished of the people of the region been observed after the War of Liberation, then Mosul, Kirkuk and the surrounding area, known as Northern Iraq, would today be a part of Turkey. This is a known fact that must never be forgotten. That is why former Turkish territories such as Kirkuk, Crimea and Bosnia have such profound ties to the Turkish nation, ones they will never renounce.

Together with our cousins who returned to the Crimea in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union, there are today some 300,000 Turks in the region. It is a known fact that more than 500,000 Crimean Turks were forcibly expatriated and unable to return to their homes from exile, mainly from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Ukraine. Existing bureaucratic obstacles to a return to Crimea and the economic weakness of the region do not allow the Crimean Turks the opportunity to return to their homes.

Turkey is the state the Crimean Turks trust most. The Crimean Turks lived under Ottoman administration for many years and regard Turkey as a second homeland. Crimean Turkish leader Mustafa Abdulcemil Kýrýmlýoglu says that Turkey is the natural leader of the world’s Turks:

"The Turkish republic occupies a unique place in the Turkish world. Turkey is the only Turkic state that has gained independence and has the strength to preserve it and that has its own army. National civilization is highly advanced in Turkey, and the Turkish language there is rich and self-sufficient. The Turkish economy is much more advanced than those of other Turkic countries. All these factors make Turkey the leader in the Turkic world... Turkey really can be the spiritual center that unites the whole Turkic world.” (Mustafa Abdulcemil Kýrýmlýoglu, http://www.kirimdernegi.org.tr)

The “Ottoman land” made up of the Balkans, the Middle East and the Caucasus, and with Turkey at their center, still have a very lively and complex structure. The gap that emerged in the wake of the Ottoman Empire has still not been filled and no climate of security has been fully established. This attracts the attention to the Muslim Turkish nation that applied the “model of co-existence” under Ottoman leadership. And this shows that this model can only be applied today and tomorrow by the Muslim Turkish nation. Indeed, many politicians, political scientists and writers and researchers have been examining this just system of administration established with great success by the Turkic states, and the Ottoman Empire in particular.

History shows that permanent peace can be brought to the Middle East, the Balkans and the Caucasus under the leadership of Turkey, as the heir to the Ottoman legacy. The Turkish-Islamic Union to be established under Turkey’s leadership will put an end to the conflict and establish peace in the region and will also produce wealthy and prosperous communities as all the countries of the region engage in powerful economic cooperation.

The most powerful military, political and economic model for the states of the region is one in which they combine their forces instead of engaging in conflict. A common foreign policy will make these states an enormous political force. By Allah’s leave, this will become a reality with the formation of the Turkish-Islamic Union.

The Solution to the Kirkuk Problem is the Turkish-Islamic Union

Turkey has a historic duty to protect an innocent people who share the same origins and beliefs and who speak the same language. The peace and prosperity of our Turkmen brothers is a historic, moral and political responsibility for Turkey. This can be brought about through the establishment of the Turkish-Islamic Union. In order to bring peace to reign in a region experiencing troubles and suffering, steps toward the foundation of the Turkish-Islamic Union must be taken without delay. The Turkish-Islamic Union is also essential and indispensible for the peace, liberation and happiness of all Muslims in Iraq.

  • The territory of Mosul was given to the newly founded Republic of Iraq at the end of the First World War, in violation of international law and disregarding the wishes of the people of the region. The fact is that if the historical, geographic, political and cultural evidence submitted by Ismet Pasha at the Lausanne Conference had been considered objectively, if international laws had been applied, and if the referendum demanded by the people of the region and Turkey had been carried out, then these lands would have become part of Turkey. This is a known fact, one that must not be forgotten.
  • This does not, of course, mean the re-acquisition of Northern Iraq. The leaders of the Turkish state and the senior command of the Turkish Armed Forces who are totally devoted to the great leader Ataturk’s principle of “Peace at Home, Peace in the World” have many times set on record that Turkey has no aim or intention of occupying Northern Iraq.
  • However, Turkey cannot ignore the sufferings and difficulties of its relatives living in those lands, nor, of course, of all the other communities. Ensuring the security of our Turkmen brothers, who have been ignored by the foreign powers for some 90 years and whom Iraqi administrations have attempted to assimilate is a moral responsibility for Turkey, the heir to an empire that ruled the region for hundreds of years.
  • Our Turkmen brothers must have an equal say in the administration of the country, must be able to do business as they wish, must live their daily lives in full possession of all rights, must be able to worship freely and use their own language and, most important of all, must be sure that their lives and possessions are safe.
  • All the peoples of the region suffered enormously under the Saddam administration. Not just the Turkmen, but also the Kurds, Sunni Arabs and other people all suffered grave losses and lived in fear and terror. There is a lesson to be learned from this historic suffering. An opportunity has arisen for all the peoples of the region to live in peace and security. Policies that trample on rights, laws and good conscience as one community attempts to crush and disregard others are unacceptable in the face of this opportunity to reconstruct in a framework of truth and justice.
  • The bloodshed in the region can be stopped and the peace that reigned throughout the Ottoman period can be re-established through the foundation of a union based on love and brotherhood in the area. What happened in the past must be left in the past and all communities must act in a spirit of reconciliation and tolerance if a bright future is to be built. The peoples of the region share the same historical and cultural values and the same beliefs, and must approach one another with understanding, respect and love, and be one another’s protectors and defenders, rather than enemies and foes.
  • Allah has revealed in the Qur’an that Muslims are one another’s brothers. Certain cultural differences between Muslims must be regarded, not as elements of division, but on the contrary as a diversity and wealth that enrich society. And these cultural differences must not be made the basis of conflict. Allah commands Muslims to “Hold fast to the rope of Allah all together, and do not separate.” The Kurds, Arabs and Turkmen living in the region must never ignore these facts.
  • Turkey must embrace the region by combining its traditional peaceable foreign policy and the “Ottoman vision” bestowed on it by history, thus winning over the whole people of the region and uniting them around a common value, and initiating a “cultural policy” and economic leap forward that will ensure they look at Turkey sympathetically. A strengthening of the cultural and commercial ties that already exist in the region, the prevention of instability and disorder and winning over the hearts and minds of the people of the region must form the basis of Turkey’s “Mosul-Kirkuk Policy.” The most important way of bringing all this about is the immediate foundation of the Turkish-Islamic Union that will protect the unitary structure of all states and guarantee, under a laic system, freedom of religion and ideas of all peoples under Turkish leadership.
  • It is essential for common factors between states to be well evaluated in order for this union to be brought about; language is one such factor. The establishment of a linguistic union based on Turkish between the Turkic republics will weld them together. Steps in the direction of linguistic union will make a great contribution to the objective of a Turkish-Islamic Union. In our view, linguistic union among the Turkic states must be based on the “Turkish of Turkey.”

 

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