Terrorism does not differentiate between men in terms of race, religion or language, violating the tranquility of nations and prevent them from elevating their levels of prosperity. Against this destruction, it is time that sincere Muslims, Christians and Jews came together around the principles of peace, brotherhood, love and solidarity. Against those pushing forward “the clash of civilizations” it is essential that people with conscience and a sense of responsibility co-operate to ensure a “civilization alliance”. Within this context, a conference was arranged by the Science Research Foundation and Preserving National Values Foundation with the attendance of specialists and leading representatives of the three divine religions. The conference commenced with a concert by the Janissary Band and then a member of the SRF, Ibrahim Tuncer, gave an inaugural speech. A documentary film was then screened. Religious figures from different countries, delegates from consulates and embassies of foreign countries, esteemed academics from Turkish universities, members of the Turkish Parliament, journal corporation concessionaires, columnists, retired Turkish Army generals, bureaucrats, businessmen and numerous representatives of nongovernmental organizations attended the conference. Before the speeches, messages from individuals who had been invited but who were unable to participate were read to the guests. Summaries of the addresses given are presented below, and the conference concluded subsequent to the plaque-awarding ceremony. Some individuals who were unable to participate sent messages: Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Prime Minister of Turkey) Jaap De Hoop Scheffer (NATO Secretary-General) Kofi Annan (UN Secretary-General) Pervez Musharraf (President of Pakistan) King Abdullah II (King of Jordan) King Mohammed VI (King of Morocco) Prince Charles Philip Arthur George (Prince of Wales) Tony Blair (Prime Minister of the UK) Anders Fogh Rasmussen ( Prime Minister of Denmark) Gerhard Schroeder (German Chancellor) Jan Peter Balkanande (Prime Minister of the Netherlands) Jose Luiz Rodriguez Zapatero (Prime Minister of Spain) Joscha Fisher (Foreign Minister of Germany) Charles Clarke (Secretary of State for the UK Home Office) Jose Antonio Alonso (Minister of Interior of Spain) Lopez Aguilar (Minister of Justice of Spain) Paul Wolfowitz (President of the World Bank) Robert S. Mueller (The Director of the FBI) John Ashcroft (Former Attorney General of the USA) F.H. Otholf (Head of Anti-Terror Department of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Netherlands) Billy Graham (Leading Preacher of World Evangelists) Desmond Tutu (Arcbishop of the South African Anglican Church) Ignace Moussa Daoud (Patriarch of the Syriac Catholic Church) Pier Luigi Celata (Arcbishop, Secretary of Interreligious Dialogue) Jack Straw (UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) Lord Falconer Of Thoroton (UK Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs) Abdullatif Sener (Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey) Atilla Koc (Minister of Culture of Turkey) Ali Babacan (Minister of State of Turkey) Osman Pepe (Minister of Forestery and Environment of Turkey) Binali Yildirim (Minister of Transport) Prof. Dr. Necmettin Erbakan Rifat Hisarciklioglu (The Chairman of The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) Muhsin Yazicooglu (The Chairman of the Great Unity Party) Recai Kutan (The Vicegerent Chairman of the Felicity Party) Erkan Mumcu (The Chairman of the MotherLand Party) Omar Metwally (Egyptian Ambassador to Turkey) Dr. Tamer Gazioglu (Ambassador of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus to Turkey) Kadir Topbas (Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality) Mehmet Elkatmis (Turkish Parliamentarian, Justice and Development Partyt) Robert Fisk (Independent Columnist) Mehdi Sungur (Retired Turkish Army General) Some of the participants: Fikret Kasapoglu (Deputy Governer of Istanbul) Hurrem Aksoy (Deputy governer of Istanbul) Dundar Gultekin (Deputy governer of Istanbul) Nevzat Er (Mayor of Eminonu Municipality) Saim Mergenov (Kazakhstan Consulate) Said Ikramov (Uzbek Consulate) Muhiddin Rustemi (Macedonian Consul) Ali Mekati (Head Undersecretary of the Algerian Embassy) Valeri Totev (Bulgarian Consul) Igor Burmistrov (Commerce Attache of the Russian Consulate) Gunay Efendiyave (Azerbaijan Vice-Consul) Ord. Prof. Dr. Reha Oguz Turkkan Isa Karatas (Press agent of Turkish Protestan Churches) Cemal Ussak (Vice-Chairman of Turkish Journalists and Authors Foundation) Cumhur Evcil (Retired Turkish Army General) Orhan Ates (Retired Turkish Army General) Neset Ikiz ((Retired Turkish Army General) Saban Gulbahar (Chairman of Eurasia One Foundation) Samim Uygun (President of Confidence Movement) Ali Eren (Vakit Newspaper Columnist) Suheyl Cobanoglu (Retired Colonel) Omer Faruk Basaran (Eurasian Industrialists and Bussinessmen''s Association) Prof.
Dr. Cemal Anadol (Researcher-Author) Prof. Dr. Omer Aksu (Faculty of Economics, Istanbul University Prof. Dr. Ismet Giritli (Turkiye Newspaper Columnist) Nefi Demirci (Head of Turkmeneli Association) Abdullah Akosman (Consessionaire of Once Vatan Newspaper) Hamza Akbulut (Head of Spreading Enligthment Society) Suat Gun (Once Vatan Newspaper Columnist) Rahim Er (Turkiye Newspaper Columnist) Huseyin Ozturk Vakit Newspaper Columnist) Hamit Gokturk (Secretery-General of East Turkistan National Center ) Mauro Pesce (Representative of Focalarini Movement) Sami Ozey (Vakit Newspaper Columnist) Nazile Abbasli (Azerbaijani Journalist-Author) Mevlut Ozcan (Vakit Newspaper Columnist) Mustafa Ozcan (Yeni Asya Newspaper Columnist) Summaries of Speeches TARKAN YAVAS (President, Science and Research Foundation) The solution to terrorism which fills the world with blood lies in an alliance of civilizations. People from different religions, different nations have come together at this meeting, shared their opinions and agreed on common values. If this elite gathering can do this, then this fine example should be a model for the entire world. Such an alliance will be effective on a global scale. We have such concepts of unity and tolerance within ourselves; the Ottoman Empire is the best example of this reality. It is not impossible to ensure such a synergy once again. What do we have to do to achieve this again? We should stand together, keep this subject always on the agenda and above all be in contact with each other at all time. The main theme of peace and tranquility is to soften the hearts and to eradicate the impulse to conflict. Unity and alliance of religions is the only solution capable of rescuing humanity. The only means of delivering mankind lies in an alliance and unity of religions. Cooperation between countries, religions and respect for each other will help ensure peace in the world. KAYRAT NAZARBAYEV (Head of the Kazakhstan National Security Committee) I greet sincerely you all on behalf of Kazakh Muslims. I thank the foundation of Harun Yahya. The most important factor that unites us here is that we all believe in one God. In the Qur’an, the names of 28 prophets are mentioned, and that is why tolerance of Muslims has been stated in the Qur’an in a very clear way. No religion commands massacre and violence. In Islam, killing one person is like killing all people. In Islam, the concept of jihad is portrayed as defending oneself, and jihad is also a struggle that a person carries on against his/herself. Lack of knowledge and education is one major cause of terrorism. One should be afraid of a person who is not afraid of God, and terrorists are all unbelievers. Our common enemy is Satan and the followers of Satan. Today the world needs cooperation and fraternity among religions. All global events take place under the control of God. For this reason we all should fulfill our duties. I wish to thank the foundation of Harun Yahya. I understand that they have held 200 conferences, published 300 books and made many other studies. The studies of this foundation