Turkey's president cites Hitler's Germany as effective presidential system


ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is pushing for constitutional changes that would turn Turkey's political system into a presidential system expanding the powers of his office, has cited Hitler's Germany as an example.

Asked whether the system he wants could exist within a "unitary state", Erdogan told reporters late Thursday that Hitler's Germany was one example in history, among others, where the presidential system had functioned.

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