No matter how far down the wrong road you've gone, turn back.

If one day, my words are against science, choose science.

Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.

However and wherever we are, we must live as if we will never die.

A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence.

A heart makes a good home for the friend.

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No matter how far down the wrong road you've gone, turn back.

Thought is an errand boy, fear a mine of worries.

If I told you about a land of love, friend, would you follow me and come?

A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten.

What should be targeted is a concept of organic, and not just mechanic, democracy that preserves the rule of law, separation of powers, and that is participatory and pluralistic.

If speaking is silver, then listening is gold.

And don't forget, a prisoner's wife must always think good thoughts.

Justice is the infrastructure of proprietorship.

Why shouldn't Turkey be in the Shanghai Five?

Turkey must feel at ease. It mustn't say, 'For me, it's the European Union at all costs.' That's my view.

Turkey will be in Cyprus forever.

We have extradited terrorists to the United States in the past.

And we expect the same thing to be done by the United States.

Satire, whether it be satire or not, everything has to have boundaries.

Engaging in actions which are not allowed by law should have certain prices to pay.

We have to fight all terrorist groups, and not arm one to fight another.

Russia and Iran back Assad, but are they fighting Daesh? The answer is 'no.'

Once the people of Iraq know when the U.

S. troops will leave, their confidence in the U.S. will increase.

If the European Union wants to be an address where civilizations meet, it must take Turkey in.

The E.U. should want Turkey to be part of it.

A federated structure in Iraq based on ethnicity or religious sects will not be healthy.

Russia is not engaged in a fight against Daesh in Syria.

On the contrary, they are actually targeting moderate opposition.

If everyone can say, looking at Obama, that is he is one of us, is that not befitting for the leading country in the world?

I consider personally the election of Barack Hussein Obama to have very great symbolic meaning. A Muslim and a Christian name - so in his name there is a synthesis, although people from time to time want to overlook that, and they do it intentionally.

We of course define all terror organizations as threats, but the PKK is the primary threat.

The PKK is the number one threat in terms of terror in our country.

Among leaders in Europe there are those who have prejudices against Turkey, like France and Germany.

I have already said that I find the coalition air strikes to be insufficient.

A ground intervention will be necessary to overcome Daesh.

You cannot defend a terrorist group just because they are fighting Daesh.

During the Gezi protests and PKK terror campaigns, the unity and solidarity of the Turkish nation were attacked.

If the E.U. is going to make Turkey a full member, we are ready.

Our country and our nation have again only one message to those who attack us - you will not succeed!

I'm calling on the United States: what kind of strategic partners are we, that you can still host someone whose extradition I have asked for?

Germany has become an important haven for terrorists.

We are concerned that Germany, which has protected the PKK and DHKP-C for years, has become the backyard of the Gulenist terror organisation.

Those who claim we buy oil from Daesh are obliged to prove it. If not, you are slanderer.

If you think you can finish ISIS off with the PYD and YPG, you cannot, because they are terrorist groups as well.

Those who stand on our side in the fight against terrorism are our friend.

Those on the opposite side are our enemy.

Strong families lead to strong nations.

Nazism is still widespread in the West.

Whatever our Lord says, whatever our beloved Prophet says, we shall follow that path.

We have a very significant number of Jewish citizens, and they have always been safe and secure where they are in Turkey.

We're really willing to see more and more U.

S. entrepreneurs conducting investments in Turkey. I'm optimistic for the future.

Turkey is a sovereign state, just like the U.

S. We might go to different directions, in terms of our impressions and ideas, but we'll always remain friends.

In this country, there is a segregation of Black Turks and White Turks.

Your brother Tayyip belongs to the Black Turks.

Democracy is like a streetcar. When you come to your stop, you get off.