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.
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Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is seen falling short of a first-round victory in the country's presidential election. A poll published during the week also showed his ruling AK Party was forecast to lose its parliamentary majority in the June 24 vote. Keith Walker speaks with Dorian Jones, DW's Turkey Correspondent, and asked him what happened.