Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s “gaffe”
Asked on his return from a state visit to Saudi Arabia whether an executive presidency was possible in Turkey while maintaining the unitary structure of the state, Erdogan said: ‘There are already examples in the world. You can see it when you look at Hitler’s Germany.
‘There are later examples in various other countries,’ he told reporters.
How does he even know that much about Hitler’s Germany that it was something he come up with as a positive example of executive power?
The answer is that Muslims have an admiration for Hitler because he also hated the Jews. And like Hitler’s Germany, Turkey also has a history of genocide. Unlike the modern government of Germany, Turkey has never owned up to or apologized for its genocide.