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Saturday, January 2, 2016
"Hitler's Germany" is a role model for Turkey
Don't you just love it?
A pro-Hitler NATO member that also supports ISIS
(UK Independent) - Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has defended his push for a presidential system of government by citing "Hitler's Germany" as an historic example.
The President has pushed ahead with efforts to increase the stature of his own position, despite fears it would split the country's seat of power in two.
Mr Erdoğan cut short a state visit to Saudi Arabia after the death of prominent pro-government political journalist Hasan Karakaya, and in a press conference on his return to Turkey was asked if he thought a presidential system would be possible while maintaining the unitary structure of the state.
According to the T24 news portal, he replied: "Yes. There is nothing to say that you can't have a presidential system in a unitary state."
"There are already some examples in the world today, and also some from the past. You see it when you look at Hitler's Germany. Later you see the example again in various other counties."
In November, Mr Erdoğan's AKP party won a decisive victory in the Turkish parliamentary elections, cementing his grip on power.