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.
The head of Germany's largest Jewish organization has said the Turkish president's last comparisons with National Socialism insult the memory of Holocaust victims. It's the latest salvo in an incendiary war of words.
The final days of the Dutch election campaign were marked by a dispute with Turkey. Due to security concerns, the Dutch government had banned Turkish officials from rallying support on its territory for an upcoming referendum giving more power to the president. This sparked a harsh backlash from the Turkish government and its citizens living in Europe.Teri Schultz reports on reaction in Brussels.
Turkish President Erdogan has praised the arrest of a German journalist and accused Germany's Angela Merkel of using "Nazi measures," in a fresh attack on Berlin. A Turkish paper also slammed DW for "terror propaganda."