Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Date of Birth February 26, 1954
Place of Birth Istanbul, Turkey
Age 67 years old
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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a Turkish politician serving as the 12th and current President of Turkey. He previously served as Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014 and as Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998. He founded the Justice and Development Party in 2001, leading it to election victories in 2002, 2007, and 2011 before standing down upon his election as President in 2014. He later returned to the AKP leadership in 2017 following the constitutional referendum that year. Coming from an Islamist political background and as a self-described conservative democrat, he has promoted socially conservative and populist policies during his administration. Erdoğan played football for Kasımpaşa before being elected as the Mayor of Istanbul in 1994, as the candidate of the Islamist Welfare Party. He was later stripped of his position, banned from political office, and imprisoned for four months for inciting religious hatred, due to his recitation of a poem by Ziya Gökalp.

Born: February 26, 1954, Kasımpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey
Political party: Justice and Development Party (2001–2014, 2017–present)
Other political affiliations: National Salvation Party (before 1981), Welfare Party (1983–1998), Virtue Party (1998–2001)
Children: Ahmet, Bilal, Esra, Sümeyye
Residence: Presidential Complex, Ankara
Alma mater: Marmara University
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About Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Leader of the Justice and Development Party who became the 12th President of Turkey in 2014 after serving as Prime Minister of Turkey for over a decade. He was also the Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998.

Before Fame

He sold lemonade and sesame buns as a vendor on the street.

Achievement

He served a Member of Parliament for Siirt from 2003 to 2007.

Family Life

He raised four children with his wife Emine Erdoğan.

Associations

He has met with President Barack Obama.

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