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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Construction workers have resumed work at Istanbul's new airport amidst a heavy police presence. Hundreds of them had protested against labour conditions on the site. The country's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, claims the airport will be a symbol of what he calls the "new Turkey." But construction workers describe dangerous conditions where dissent will not be tolerated. Dorian Jones reports.
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