On December 31, 2015, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, regarding the proposed "presidential" government system for which he and the ruling Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi (AKP) were campaigning at the time: "There are examples of it in the world today, and in the past. When you look at Hitler's Germany, you will see it there." Erdoğan's comments were broadcasted on the Demirören Haber Ajansı TV channel (Turkey). This proposed system was approved in a popular referendum in Turkey in April 2017 and was put into effect following the June 2018 elections.
Recep Tayyip Erodğan: There are unitary states that have a presidential system. There are examples of it in the world today, and in the past. When you look at Hitler's Germany, you will see it there. After that, you will see examples of this in various countries. It is enough that, in the application of that presidential system, there is not a structure or character that disturbs the people.