Turkish baby named for Che Guevara

Ernest "Che" Guevara (1928-1967)
Che Guevara

A baby boy born in Turkey in 2011 was named Ernesto Cheguevara Turgut after Argentine revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara.


The baby’s unemployed 25-year-old father said he had read all the books pertaining to the revolutionary and added that because he had found inspiration in the leader’s struggle, he promised to name his first son after him.

The family lives in an eastern province of Turkey that happens to be called Batman.

Source: “Turkish baby named after Che Guevara.” Hürriyet Daily News 13 Feb. 2012.

Image: Adapted from Guerrillero Heroico (public domain) by Alberto Korda

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.