Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan exploited a little girl in military uniform and said that she is ready for martyrdom.
In a speech in Maras province, Erdogan also said that the girl will be honored with the Turkish flag if she were to be martyred.
The little girl in military uniform was invited to the podium during Erdogan’s speech. As she cried Erdogan said: “You see we have maroon berets, too. But a maroon beret does not cry. A special command, a colonel, a maroon beret… Wonderful! Her Turkish flag is in her pocket. If she becomes a martyr, [her coffin] will be covered with a flag, God willing. She is ready for everything, is not she?”
Since the speech, thousands of social media users shared Erdogan’s photo with the little girl compared to the leader of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler standing next to a child soldier.