Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi thank the "old and intermediate and modern" of the Turkish Republic and the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the defense of Islam and the causes of the Arab and Islamic nation, and called on Muslims at the same time to Unite "no piety and no worship except when united."
The head of the IUMS in his speech at the "Thanks Turkey" festival, which started on Friday evening in Istanbul "we gather today me and my brothers to thank Turkey, and I greet you on behalf of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and who gave a service or a blessing to people should be thanked, and we came to thank this great country, which was submitted to Islam throughout history, a different services, not only in the Islamic caliphate period, but before also."
He added that "the Turks defend the Islam, and we can only thank Turkey the old, and intermediate, and modern, and who can resist the Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who defends the nation in the name of Islam and the Quran and the Sunnah, and Sharia, and he speaks of standing in front of the tyrant , to tell them no. "
His eminence said that "Muslims are a tremendous power, and no one can be enslaved on earth, unless they accepted this, and who wanted to live as a Muslim he should live as he wanted, where Allah said (though this is your nation a one nation and I am your God, so worship Me), there is neither piety nor worship, except when united, Islam wants us to be one force, like the building which is attached together."
"Thank you Turkey" festival began in a popular and official Arab and Turkish presence, in "Bakr Coey" in Istanbul.
Like the festival, which is organized by "Arab academics," Foundation "Turkish Yemeni Renaissance," and the company "Aden Breeze," a thank letter from the people of the Arab Spring Association affected, to the people and the Turkish government, for their positions in support of those people."
The festival, which lasts three days, includes a number of exhibitions and activities, artistic and cultural events, provided by some Arab communities in Turkey