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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.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cited Islam as a reason for keeping interest rates low. The lira dropped to record lows before slightly recovering as Erdogan refused to budge on matters of monetary policy.
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One in 4 young people under 24 are without a job. Inflation keeps driving up prices and going abroad to study or to travel seems like a distant dream for many. Unemployment rates are especially high in the Kurdish regions in the country's southeast. And then there's politics that's dividing the country. Karin Senz reports from Turkey.