Sunday, May 2, 2010

Turkish Prime Minister Compares Ismet İnönü to Hitler.

Referring to Baykal’s vow to fight the government-led constitutional amendments everywhere, Erdoğan said: “He is making an irrelevant comparison by likening himself to Winston Churchill and the government to Adolf Hitler. If he is looking for a political figure who looks like Hitler, let him take a look at the photographs of their former party leaders at their party headquarters.”

The remarks were in reference to İsmet İnönü, known as the “National Chief” and successor to the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Erdoğan said İnönü tried to imitate the Führer as others began calling him the “National Chief.