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.
Turkey is set to begin its third state of emergency period, first declared after the failed coup. Thousands of people have since been detained or imprisoned. A referendum on constitutional changes may soon follow.
Turkish prosecutors are seeking jail terms of 83 and 142 years for the co-leaders of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). The leaders were arrested in November, drawing strong international condemnation.
The presence of Turkish troops on a potentially reunited Cyprus has split leaders taking part in UN-sponsored talks. Ankara has said a Greek Cypriot call for Turkish troops to leave the island was "out of the question."
Kayseri is the industrial heart of Central Anatolia. The city of one million owes its thriving economy primarily to one family: the Boydaks. They built up an empire with an annual turnover of more than 1-point-5 billion euros and more than 15,000 employees. In mid 2016, all that came to an end. Senior family members were arrested and the factories placed under state control.