Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek, from the ruling AK Party, has shared photo on Twitter and he has claimed that the mustache of a man living in Anatolia in 1943, was measured.
Tweet: APPARENTLY CHP WANTS TO PUT MUSTACHE MEASUREMENT IN THE CONSTITUTION. YOU SAID “I do what my forefather ISMET do”… IS IT TRUE KILIÇDAROĞLU..
Meme: The CHP mentality that measures the mustache of Anatolian people
However, the image, previously used by the news sites, belongs to the practice of nose measurement to determine whether a person is Aryan, in Nazi Germany. It has nothing to do with the CHP, the main opposition party in the Turkish Parliament.
In Nazi Germany, there was an idea that Germans were the superior race and in order to determines one’s race anthropometric features of that person, like hair color, width of eyes, nose shape, were being identified. The scientist who work on racial features were claiming that they could identify the races with these tests and calculate purity of German blood.
It is possible to see the tools that were used to determine the Aryans in Germany in the videos and the images in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
In a video that can be found in the Museum’s website, it can be seen that scientists or students measuring a girl’s nose.