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 has commemorated the third anniversary of a failed military coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But the fallout of the botched takeover continues to poison Turkey's relations with its European neighbors and the United States. And that distrust is being exploited by Russia. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.
President Tayyip Erdogan said the delivery of Russian missile defense system would begin in the first half of July. The US previously warned that Turkey would be sanctioned if it went forward with the S-400 purchase.
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Opposition candidate Ekrem Imamoglu has won the mayorship of Turkey's biggest city, Istanbul, after a rerun. The scale of his victory has caused a political earthquake in Turkey and many believe it will have far reaching consequences for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.
Turkish president Erdogan and his AK party are the big losers of Istanbul’s mayoral election. Will the opposition candidate’s victory be a turning point for the whole of Turkey? Our guests: Cagri Özdemir (DW), Laura Lale Kabis (DGAP), Alan Posener (Die Welt)