Turkey's Erdogan Praises "Hitler's Germany" As Example Of Effective Government

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Back in August, Nationalist opposition leader Devlet Bahceli took to Twitter to call Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “locally produced Hitler, Stalin or Qaddafi”:

That comment came as Erdogan was busy undermining the coalition building process on the way to calling for new elections. "Accept it or not, Turkey’s governmental system has become one of an executive presidency," Erdogan said, the day before the tweet shown above was published. "What should be done now is to finalize the legal framework of this de facto situation with a new constitution,” Erdogan continued. 

For anyone in need of a refresher, Erdogan’s plans to make Turkey an executive presidency were derailed in June when the pro-Kurdish HDP put on a better show at the ballot box than expected, robbing AKP of its absolute majority in parliament.

The President effectively nullified the election results by calling for a November redo ballot.

"He’s now saying 'I won’t listen to the laws or constitution.' This is a very dangerous period," warned Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leader of the Main Republican People’s Party. "He wants to give a legal foundation to this coup he’s carried out. Those who carry out coups always do this: First they carry out the coup, then they give it a legal foundation.’"

Fast forward four months and we’ve seen Erdogan shoot down a Russian warplane and intensify a crackdown on the Kurds which many thought would dissipate once AKP reinstated its iron grip on politics in November.

Now, as Erdogan pushes to officially transform the Turkish presidency from a figurehead role (obviously Erdogan is anything but a figurehead, but this is about enshrining powers he shouldn’t have into law) into a chief executive position, the President is appealing to history. As it turns out, the opposition aren’t the only ones who compare the strongman to Hitler. 

"There are already examples in the world. You can see it when you look at Hitler's Germany,” Erdogan said on Thursday, when asked whether it was possible to maintain the unitary structure of the state under an executive presidential system. "There are later examples in various other countries," he added, in an apparent effort to soften the blow.

AKP agreed this week to work with CHP on a new constitution. As Reuters notes, “Opposition parties agree on the need to change the constitution, drawn up after a 1980 coup and still bearing the stamp of its military authors, but do not back the presidential system envisaged by Erdogan, fearing it will consolidate too much power in the hands of an authoritarian leader.”

Of course PM and yes man par excellence Ahmet Davutoglu is on board. "What is right for Turkey is to adopt the presidential system in line with the [democratic] spirit," he says. "This system will not evolve into dictatorship but if we do not have this spirit, even the parliamentary system can turn into this [dictatorship]." Who knows what that means other than that Erdogan won't get any argument out of Davutoglu.

 "[Erdogan] wants a presidential system in Turkey. He did not change his mind after the last election. I think he will force that, somehow. And I think this is the last exit before the full dictatorship for Turkey," Ceyda Karan, an opposition journalist at Cumhuriyet newspaper, told RT. "We’re dealing with the situation here that is close to a kind of civil war, and that is really dangerous – it is dangerous for Turkey domestically, and it is also dangerous for the international scene where Turkey, the US, Russia, Syria – all these countries, the Kurds are all involved in the struggle against ISIS in Syria and in Iraq.” 

Yes, yes they are - and maybe that’s part of the reason why Erdogan despises them more now than ever.

If it's Hitler's Germany that Erdogan plans to model Turkey after once he manages to rewrite the constitution, we shudder to think what that will mean for the Kurds who are already being persecuted in places like Diyarbakir, Cizre, Silopi and Nusaybin. 

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FinMin's picture

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Looney's picture

I betcha, Erdogan has already come up with his own version of the Hitlergruß (nazi salute) – sticking both thumbs up his ass while bleating like a goat!  ;-)


Escrava Isaura's picture



Germany under Hitler was very successful. But not if you were Jew.

Germany had low unemployment. Had control of its money. However, Germany was closed down to resources and foreign markets while Germany had to acquire dollars to pay WW-1 reparations. A no win situation for Germany that led to hyperinflation. War was unavoidable.

Same in Japan, the only nation on the south that act like an empire, but didn’t have how to acquire resources in Asia, India, and Indonesia, right at their back yard, and foreign markets (pound sterling) to sell into.   


"Give me control of money (dollar) and I care not who makes it's laws." — Mayer Amschel Bauer Rothschild .




SheepRevolution's picture

Good start on the new year for Russia and Putin.

COSMOS's picture

Amazing likeness.  Another interesting one is that Malik wife of the Pakistan guy that shot up cali.  In that pic she looks up from her Burkah at the airport she looks like Obama with a burqah.

zeronetwork's picture

Hitler was a leader of a super power of the time but he made a mistake and let loose some leeches. And whole world is paying for his mistake.

Bad Attitude's picture

Erdogan is reported to have said "Democracy is like a train: when you reach your destination, you get off."

It would appear that Erdogan's train has reached its destination, and it is time to get off.

Forward (over the cliff)!

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Baby Bladeface (not verified) Bad Attitude Jan 1, 2016 1:56 PM

Latvians in springtime parade to hold commemorating Merdogan.

Motasaurus's picture

He's not wrong, he's just an asshole.

Escrava Isaura's picture



zeronetwork: Hitler leader of a super power but he made a mistake

Hitler made MANY MISTAKES.

Killing the Jews

Invading Russia

Promoting Arian superiority

Not knowing geography

Spreading positive Christianity……….and I could go on.


And Germany was not a super power. England was. For a nation to be a super power, it needs to cross the oceans—salt water.


But nice avatar name and avatar. You must be away ahead of most, because all will go to zero.


Moustache Rides's picture

Everything you wrote in your post is wrong.

Escrava Isaura's picture



Thank goodness you are around to make all the necessary corrections.


Hedger4Life's picture

Here you have it. The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Cavusoglu, has boasted on Turkish television that Russia should be very scared and wary of Turkey. Dec 20 2015


“We call on Russia, which is one of our major trading partners, to stay quiet, but we also say that our patience is limited.”

“Since the crash of the Su-24 jet, Russia has taken every conceivable opportunity to undermine Turkey.”

“Certainly my government behaves like a mature and experienced government, but our patience has limits.”

Faced with Russian efforts, we have, no fear, no remorse. We act with moderation, to bring our relations back to normal.”

However, if necessary, I assure you , we can can occupy Russia in less than seven days with NATO and our regional allies,” he warned.

The tension between Russia and Turkey has escalated since the shooting down of the Russian Su-24 plane by the Turkish airforce.


Benjamin123's picture

He could have just defaulted. I dont think you can jump from lack of hard currency to world war without any middle ground.

I think you just dont think at all but enjoy reading stories.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Escrava Isaura Jan 1, 2016 1:40 PM

Germany was successful after he put the jew rats in cages.

Bumpo's picture

The Bolshevik Zionists wanted to finish off Germany in 1933 through an international jewish boycott. WWI was to destroy Germany and its overwhelming success against the monied Zionist powers in Britain and the West, and Germany got out of it by paying off their debt in devalued Marks. Hitler was barely in power and didn't want to 'exterminate' the jews. He wanted their ass out of Germany and the socialist marixts with them. Hitler had made a deal with the Zionists leaders to move all of the jews to Palestine, peacefully. This time in history, and aforementioned Transfer Agreement is well captured here ... 



Chandos's picture

Interesting link..thanks!

caconhma's picture

The entire world is moving to dictatoship regimes. It is unavoidable. A uthopia of universal "love and freedom" is just a nonsense.

The real issue is whether Americans will get Zio-black sadistic dictotors (like Duvalier family in Haiti) or someone like Hitler protecting, defending, and bringing prosperity to the white Race. It will be your choice America. The longer Americans live in a fairy land the more sadistic Khmer Rouge like regime Americans will get.

NidStyles's picture

Oh those silly Jews and their obsession with Hitler. 

zeronetwork's picture

Ok, then tell me why jews don't buy Mercedes?

NidStyles's picture

Because they own VW already.

doctor10's picture

yeah, yeah--get back to me when the Wannabe Nazi has kicked the 'Schilds out of Turkey and is printing his own currency.

As long has 'Bammy has him on speed dial-he remains a "made man"

RiverRoad's picture

NATO is NOT-TO.  Tell me who you go with and I'll tell you what you are.  Can't have it both ways NATO.

Bam_Man's picture

A total nut case.

R.R.Raskolnikov's picture

0bummer was right: some world leaders are crazy!

Tarshatha's picture

0bummer was right: some world leaders are crazy!

Yes, Bibi is a complete and utter psychopath.

SteveNYC's picture

I wonder if he'll be oh-so clever as to try to take Stalingrad......

The only comforting thing when contemplating people (regimes, countries, systems etc.) with the nature of an Erdogan is that the seeds of their own destruction were sown in their creation.......just a matter of time.

monk27's picture

Well, he did say recently that "if necessary" Turkey could occupy Russia in seven days, so there...


IridiumRebel's picture

All government sucks. Best to keep it local and adhere to what the Founding Fathers posited. 

It was fun while it lasted. Load up on weapons. I hear a new executive gun action is coming from the missing face in that picture.

G.O.O.D's picture

Q!: General, how did you lose the 2nd revolutionary  war to the unregulated masses of the united states?

A: Allow me to answer that question if you will, in my own words. The logistics and intelligence in the field was relayed from our forward posts consisting of inconsistencies and unproven methods beginning with the impossible situation of having to define what is, is.




IridiumRebel's picture

So basically a bunch of arrogant shitheads climbed down off their high hill and got their asses handed to them by ppl protecting their homes.

...and history is starting to rhyme.

Moustache Rides's picture

Precisely.  There is no need for a Federal Gov't.  The only consideration would be the military.  But that could be managed and administered by a council of state reps or something.

JustObserving's picture

What did you expect from a despotic, war criminal?

Turkey supplied the sarin that killed over 1300 Syrians in Ghouta to try to get the Nobel Prize Winner to bomb Assad into oblivion

Seymour Hersh Links Turkey to Benghazi, Syria and Sarin

The assessment of the Defense Intelligence Agency is that the sarin was supplied by Turkey to elements in Ghouta with the intent of “push[ing] Obama over the red line.” Intercepted transmissions from Turkish operators in the aftermath of the attack are jubilant, and the success of their covert mission must have seemed well in hand. Obama’s implicit call to war in the coming month was proof of that.


ISIS sells crude oil to Turkey and Israel to raise money. Erdogan and family get rich from this thievery:

The so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria(ISIS) began selling Iraqi crude oil extracted from oil fields which its seized in recent months and exporting it through the Kurdish region to Turkish refineries and from Turkey's Mediterranean port of Ceyhan ultimately to Israel.


More proof that Erdogan is a brutal, war criminal:

Turkey: A Criminal State, a NATO State

 It is now openly discussed even in mainstream media the fact that Turkey has been intimately involved in fomenting and supporting the war on Syria, with its ultimate goal of the overthrow of the Syrian government and its replacement by a compliant proxy aligned with Turkish President Erdogan and the Muslim Brotherhood. That this is no longer a ‘conspiracy theory’ but a conspiracy fact not only vindicates my analysis over the last four years, but it also brings to the fore the nefarious role of a NATO member in stoking a brutal and bloody war for its own ends.

Let’s face it, Turkey is now a mafia state ruled by a criminal regime. It is also a NATO member state. Perhaps now the pernicious illusion of NATO as military alliance defending justice, human rights, and the rule of law can finally be put to rest.


Demdere's picture

I remind us all that the governments of the United States and Israel cooperated in attacking the United States in NYC 9/11 and killed 3K people in cold blood. and that the entire Status Quo of the world cannot discuss 9/11 as the False Flag attack that it was, so is complicit in Treason and criminal wars.

The US and Israel are ruled by criminal regimes that must be replaced if we are to have world peace.

Erdogan is not the only insane leader in the world, the US, UK and Israel have many equivalents.  Cheney, McCaine, Runsfeld.  Shrub was too dim to be really evil, but Crystal and that entire Neocon crew are self-aware and so should hang.

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GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) Demdere Jan 1, 2016 1:18 PM

Everyone in my local government is an enemy of the people.

Until the traitors who did 911 are caught, no state or local government is sovereign.

Took Red Pill's picture

Absolutely right! The US has taken many plays out of Hitler's playbook especially using false flags to manipulate the masses.

GhostOfDiogenes's picture
GhostOfDiogenes (not verified) Took Red Pill Jan 1, 2016 1:37 PM

The US has been attacking itself and blaming others since 1861.

Enough with the ko$her propaganda, schlomo.

lincolnsteffens's picture

Can anyone say "Remember the Maine" or RMS Lusitania? Didn't need Hitler's playbook. I'm sure this strategy goes back before the written word. 

Mayer Amschel Rothschild's picture

False flags are resolutely a Jewish stratagem. Just consul the Talmud and Protocols. They know they are scum and any rabbi will tell you this without shame. Money and power are the limits of their narrow concerns.

G.O.O.D's picture

Let’s face it, Turkey is now a mafia state ruled by a criminal regime. It is also a NATO member state. Perhaps now the pernicious illusion of NATO as military alliance defending justice, human rights, and the rule of law can finally be put to rest.


O I C..  and the rest of the NATO alliance is? Are we at the birds of a feather situation?

__Usury__'s picture
__Usury__ (not verified) Jan 1, 2016 12:07 PM

does turkey have a central bank?

G.O.O.D's picture

does turkey have a central bank?


Are they being invaded and bombed by NATO?



Then Yes.

kerfuffled's picture
kerfuffled (not verified) Jan 1, 2016 12:08 PM

anti german zato propaganda, wir kommen wieder.

WTFUD's picture

I believe he was referring to Charlie Chaplin's Great Dictator.

scintillator9's picture

One of the best speeches ever:



Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes - men who despise you - enslave you - who regiment your lives - tell you what to do - what to think and what to feel! Who drill you - diet you - treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate - the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!


In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” - not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.


Then - in the name of democracy - let us use that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world - a decent world that will give men a chance to work - that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will!


G.O.O.D's picture

Meh.. these are the words to live by:


You see a man with his eyes set...               ...and his head on a bias and his teeth like a mule's.               He'd as soon hang your guts on a fence as say, "Good morning."               He's a gunfighter.               Proud and feared of nothing...               ...because there ain't nothing he gotta bow down to.               Every man tips his hat. Every boy knows his name.               Ain't no place he ain't welcome.               When a gunfighter's around, trouble naturally stays away.               Folks saying, "Hiya, Kid!"               "How you doing, Kid?"               "Come in for a pitcher of milk and gingerbread!"               Or, "Come up here and cool your heels. It's hot outside."               Because nobody don't make no fun...               ...of a friend of Kid Shelleen.

caconhma's picture

Stop believing in "fairy lands". The real world is very different. The real choice is not between universal liberty and freedom but rather between national and cultural renaissance of the Western civilization or Zio-sadistic NWO Khmer Rouge like dictatorship.

As for the Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, instead of being US/Israeli puppet being involved in Syrian's war he could combine his efforts with Iran and Russia building a regional superpower alliance. 

dogfish's picture

A baggy eyed pile of pig shit.