Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Conversation on A9TV dated January 2nd, 2013
DİDEM ÜRER: Master, last week in your conversation you've said that a letter should be sent in the name of the Turkish government and a request should be made in relation to the human rights violations during a case heard in Bangladesh and to the oppressive policy against Islamic groups. In the past few days our President Mr. Abdullah Gul sent an official letter to the government of Bangladesh and requested the Islamic leader who is on trial to be released due to his advanced age. And this letter has had wide media coverage in the world as the letter was found surprising.
ADNAN OKTAR: We thank our President as he sent this letter only a few days after our request. May Allah be pleased with him. This is a very beautiful, historical service. There is nothing to be surprised about that. These people are attempting to execute an old person who is in his nineties and our President is saying; "this is not the right thing to do. Act compassionately and do not do something like that." As a person, as a Muslim, he is calling their attention to the matter. They too are Muslims. Was he supposed to give consent to such persecution? Giving consent to persecution is persecution itself and what he is doing is; "Al amr b'il maroof, wa nahi al an-munkar," warning them for the good pleasure of Allah. That is such a beautiful manner, such a pertinent manner. They have always asked for Turkey's help in the past, in the history. And now Turkey is adopting a humane, kind manner and is saying "put an end to this persecution." They should appreciate this. It is such a nice manner.