The leader of the African-American Muslims of the US, W. Deen Mohammed visited Turkey as a guest of Mr. Egemen Bagis, Chairman of the Turkey-US Inter-parliamentary Friendship Caucus. During his three day visit Mr. Mohammed made many high level contacts including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Abdullah Gül.
Unlike the other black leaders in the US, Mohammed who does not have radical views and thus, has come forward with his moderate manner organized a joint press conference with Mr. Egemen Bagis and made important declarations about our country.
Mohammed raised his sympathy towards Turkey by saying "Turkey is our grand father and we are in love with Turkey". In search of cooperation with Turkey, Mohammed said that they would show the necessary support to Turkey for the so-called Armenian Genocide in the US Congress.
Concerning the visit of W. Deen Mohammed, Mr. Egemen Bagis said that as the spiritual leader of the American Muslims, Mohammed was an influential leader for the spread of Islam in the US.
Egemen Bagis expressed that W. Deen Mohammed's visit carries great importance in this time when Turkey makes great international efforts and Turkey has great responsibility to prevent the so-called clash of civilizations.