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.
A summit of Islamic nations has issued a unified response to counter the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was "not impressed" by the declaration.
Peter Steudtner, the German rights activist who was detained for four months in Istanbul, has told DW about life in Turkish prison. He decried Turkey's judicial system, where German citizens are held without charge.
While Recep Erdogan visits Greece as the first Turkish head of state in 65 years to do so, Turks who recently fled reflect on what compelled them to go. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Thessaloniki.
NATO ally Turkey slams President Trump’s decision over Jerusalem - Spain drops international arrest warrant for former Catalan President - Will Olympic ban boost support for President Putin - A war of words between Poland and Ukraine over historical differences - The plight of underage North Africans in Spain - The difficulties facing Europe’s Roma - Germany’s controversial deportation of Afghans.
US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has sparked a global outcry. Here in Europe, some of the harshest criticism has come from Turkey, which is a NATO ally. The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Trump’s decision would throw the region into a ring of fire. And he’s threatened to cut ties with Israel. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.
Turkey and Greece's leaders have publicly aired their grievances at an unusually candid press conference. The two NATO members are divided over a series of issues — some decades old, others much more recent.