In today’s Hitler sighting, Prime Minister Erdoğan lashed out at the CHP for comparing his government to the Nazis by…comparing the CHP to the Nazis. Erdoğan is understandably upset that Kılıçdaroğlu drew the first Third Reich comparison, but surely the way to express outrage is not by linking Işmet Inönü to Hitler and insinuating that the opposition is the true Hitler loving clique. Let’s just stipulate right now that neither the AKP and Erdoğan nor the CHP and Kılıçdaroğlu are even remotely reminiscent of Nazis and move on. Wouldn’t it be nice if Godwin’s Law remained a hallmark of online arguments only rather than migrating into the real world and the Turkish parliament?

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