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 planning what is dubbed in Turkey as the construction project of the decade: a huge canal connecting Turkey's Marmara Sea and Black Sea. It will provide an alternative route to the Bosphorus, one of the world's busiest waterways, which divides Istanbul. But it's provoking outrage in Istanbul. Dorian Jones reports on what Erdogan calls his "crazy project."