Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

MP
25th Prime Minister of Turkey
Incumbent
Assumed office
14 March 2003
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President Ahmet Necdet Sezer
Abdullah Gül
Deputy
Preceded by Abdullah Gül
Leader of the Justice and Development Party
Incumbent
Assumed office
14 August 2001
Preceded by Position established
Member of Parliament
for İstanbul
Incumbent
Assumed office
22 July 2007
Constituency 1st electoral district
Member of Parliament
for Siirt
In office
9 March 2003 – 22 July 2007
Constituency Siirt Province
Mayor of Istanbul
In office
27 March 1994 – 6 November 1998
Preceded by Nurettin Sözen
Succeeded by Ali Müfit Gürtuna
Personal details
Born 26 February 1954 (1954-02-26) (age 60)
Istanbul, Turkey
Political party Justice and Development Party (2001–present)
Other political
affiliations
National Salvation Party (Before 1981)
Welfare Party (1983–1998)
Spouse(s) Emine Gülbaran (1978–present)
Children Ahmet Burak
Necmettin Bilal
Esra
Sümeyye
Alma mater Marmara University
Religion Sunni Islam
Signature Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Website Prime Ministry of Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan website
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (born 26 February 1954) is the prime minister of Turkey. He has been the prime minister since 2003. He is chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party. Erdoğan was Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998.[1]

Erdoğan was a semi-professional footballer from 1969 to 1982.[2][3] The stadium of the local football club of the district he grew up in, Kasımpaşa S.K. is named after him.

Erdoğan married Emine Gülbaran (b. 1955, Siirt) on 4 July 1978.[4] The couple have two sons (Ahmet Burak, Necmeddin Bilal) and two daughters (Esra, Sümeyye).

References[change | edit source]

  1. Sontag, Deborah (2003-05-11). "The Erdogan Experiment". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/11/magazine/the-erdogan-experiment.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm.
  2. "Life story". AK Parti Official Web Site. Archived from the original on 2012-02-13. http://www.webcitation.org/65QIXz5BB. Retrieved 2008-08-29.
  3. "Recep Tayyip Erdoğan". Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved on 29 August 2008. 
  4. Bakanlar Kurulu'nun özgeçmişi. Milliyet.com.tr (29 August 2007). Retrieved on 2011-04-22.