Born in 1954, Recep Tayyip Erdogan served as prime minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014. He became the country's first president to be elected by popular vote in 2014.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan began his political career as a student, later leading the Islamist-rooted Welfare Party - banned in 1998 - and the Justice and Development Party (AKP). A polarizing figure, he is known for his crackdowns on dissidents. This is a collection of DW's latest content on Erdogan.
Hundreds of thousands of Romanians have been protesting against political corruption. DW's Peter Janku says that it is a symbol of European awareness that people are not prepared to accept lies and injustices by leaders like Putin and Erdogan.
The two nations back opposing sides of the Syrian civil war, but both are fighting against "Islamic State." Their respective leaders agreed to work more closely henceforth to coordinate military action against the group.
Turkey has transfered government stakes worth billions to a new sovereign wealth fund. The fund could be used to finance mega projects to revive the economy, but would lead to greater political control of companies.