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.
Organizers of a gay pride parade in Istanbul had said they would go ahead with a march despite a ban. But using tear gas and rubber bullets, police prevented large numbers of people from gathering together.
On Saturday, thousands of Muslims in Cologne will take to the streets in a "March Against Terror." But Germany's largest Islamic organization, DITIB, will not be taking part. This decision has drawn strong criticism.
Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) faces growing allegations it's protecting Gulen supporters within its ranks. The opposition is pressuring Recep Tayyip Erdogan to expose the political arm of the group.
In an exclusive interview with DW, Dilek Yucel shares details about her husband's ongoing imprisonment in Turkey. Deniz Yucel, a German-Turkish journalist, was arrested earlier this year on suspicion of espionage. He is one of thousands of reporters, teachers and public workers to have been targeted by President Recep Erdogan since the attempted coup last year.