Former Turkish Minister: `Prophet Muhammad was a Turk`

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7:29 PM - Oct 03, 2006 #1

Former [Turkish] Minister of Culture Namik Kemal Zeybek has claimed that the Prophet Muhammad was a Turk.

Speaking at a conference on “The New World Order and Turkey” held at the Alanya Turkish Hearth, Namik Kemal Zeybek said that the most important nation in the world’s eight thousand years of history are the Turks, and that it was the Turks that taught civilization to humanity.

Claiming that the roots of the Turkish Nation extend back to the Sumerians, Zeybek said that “Our Prophet Muhammad’s origins also go back to the Sumerians. Consequently, the Prophet Muhammad was also a Turk.”

Zeybek, who also claimed that the Sumerians had been the first to engage in bribery, spoke as follows:

“The society that initiated civilization in the world was the Turks as well. World history began with the Turks. The Ottomans ruled the world for 600 years, and everyone in a great many countries today has respect for the Ottomans. Essentially, the roots of the citizens living in the Western countries today are also Turkish. Westerners are abandoning their existing religion and trying to seek new religions. Their own churches are empty.”