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    Turkey's president says all he wants is same powers as Hitler

    The sooner someone takes care of him the better it is.

    In a world first, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan uses Hitler's Germany as a positive role model for his constitutional reforms

    Turkey’s controversial President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sparked mockery and condemnation by defending new powers he wants to give himself as being similar to Adolf Hitler’s.
    In a statement that surprised even his critics, Mr Erdogan responded to arguments that putting political power in the hands of the presidency would not work in a "unitary state".
    He said there were other examples of its being successful. "There are already examples in the world,” he said.

    “You can see it when you look at Hitler's Germany. There are later examples in various other countries."
    The Turkish presidency at present is largely ceremonial, with most powers in the hands of the prime minister. However, when he was prevented constitutionally from standing as prime minister for a fourth election last year, Mr Erdogan stood for the presidency instead, and has used the position to continue his aggressive Islamist agenda.
    In the meantime, he has been trying to change the constitution to formalise the situation.

    Local critics used his words to argue he was becoming dictatorial, but in Israel they will be seen as another example of political insensitivity. Mr Erdogan has clashed with Israel on a number of occasions over his perceived support for Islamist, anti-Israel groups.
    Online, Turks, bloggers and Middle East analysts all took to Twitter to express their astonishment.
    Eliot Higgins, who has achieved celebrity status for his analysis of weapons usage in the Syrian war, said Mr Erdogan had achieved a first by managing to "Godwin" himself. "Godwin's Law" is a joke rule of the internet which states that anyone who compares someone else to Hitler in an online argument has lost.

    Officials immediately tried to argue that Mr Erdogan’s words had been taken out of context.
    They pointed out his subsequent comments, in which he said the important thing was not the type of system but whether it ruled with justice.

    "What is important is that a presidential system should not disturb the people in its implementation,” he said. “If you provide justice, there will be no problem because what people want and expect is justice."
    The day before, Mr Erdogan’s replacement as prime minister, seemed to say the opposite, defending the proposed changes by saying that in Germany a parliamentary system had been used by Hitler in his rise to power.
    "There are authoritarian structures coming out of parliamentary systems,” he said. “Hitler’s Germany was born out of a parliamentary system."

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    [QUOTE=Zaibetter;6520741]The sooner someone takes care of him the better it is.

    I am sure there are a couple of power houses in the world who will NOT let his dream come true!

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    We know how it worked out for Hitler.

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    The Telegraph is a British rag. Erdogan, as well as Syria, Iraq, and Iran don't want a Kurdish State on their borders. And neither do the peope living in the Kurdish run portion of Syria. The mjority of which are Arabs and not Kurds. Just another piece of progaganda from the City of London and their War Whores.

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