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.
Basking in glory after emerging victorious in a recent divisive referendum, Turkish leader Erdogan is traveling to India as part of a whirlwind tour of global powers. The agenda includes terror, trade and nuclear issues.
More than 9,000 personnel have been temporarily suspended from Turkey's police force while they are investigated for suspected links to US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. The cleric was blamed for last year's failed coup.
On Wednesday, the electoral reform commission in Turkey announced that it would not annul the results of Sunday's referendum which saw President Erdogan win by a narrow margin the right to extend his powers. Since the weekend there have been daily protests across the country. Emma Wallis asked correspondent, Dorian Jones, whether the commission's decision would help to calm troubled waters?