Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
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12th President of Turkey
Assumed office
28 August 2014
Prime MinisterAhmet Davutoğlu (2014–16)
Binali Yıldırım (2016–18)
Vice PresidentFuat Oktay (2018–present)
Preceded byAbdullah Gül
Leader of the Justice and Development Party
Assumed office
21 May 2017
Preceded byBinali Yıldırım
In office
14 August 2001 – 27 August 2014
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byAhmet Davutoğlu
25th Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
14 March 2003 – 28 August 2014
President
Deputy
Cabinet II (2007–11)
Preceded byAbdullah Gül
Succeeded byAhmet Davutoğlu
28th Mayor of Istanbul
In office
27 March 1994 – 6 November 1998
Preceded byNurettin Sözen
Succeeded byAli Müfit Gürtuna
Member of the Grand National Assembly
In office
9 March 2003 – 28 August 2014
Constituency
Personal details
Born (1954-02-26) 26 February 1954 (age 68)
Kasımpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey
Political partyJustice and Development Party (2001–2014; 2017–present)
Other political
affiliations
Spouse(s)
Emine Gülbaran (m. 1978)
Children
ResidencePresidential Complex
Alma materMarmara University
Signature
WebsiteGovernment website
Personal website

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (born 26 February 1954) is a Turkish politician of Georgian[a] origin. He is the 12th and current President of Turkey, he took office in 2014. Before that, he was the Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014. He is the chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party since 2001 which he founded that year. Erdoğan was Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998.[2]

Erdoğan was a semi-professional footballer from 1969 to 1982.[3][4] The stadium of the local football club of the Istanbul district he grew up in, Kasımpaşa S.K. is named after him.

Erdoğan married Emine Gülbaran (b. 1955, Siirt) on 4 July 1978.[5] The couple have two sons (Ahmet Burak, Necmeddin Bilal) and two daughters (Esra, Sümeyye).

The 2016 Turkish coup d'état attempt tried to overthrow President Erdogan.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Erdogan said during his visit to Georgia in 2004: "I am Georgian too, our family is a Georgian family that migrated from Batumi to Rize."[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sarıoğlu, Bülent. "Kimlik değişimi!". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. 11 Ağustos 2004: (Gürcistan gezisinde) Ben de Gürcü'yüm, ailemiz Batum'dan Rize'ye göç etmiş bir Gürcü ailesidir.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. Sontag, Deborah (2003-05-11). "The Erdogan Experiment". The New York Times.
  3. "Life story". AK Parti Official Web Site. Archived from the original on 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2008-08-29.
  4. "Recep Tayyip Erdoğan". Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2008-08-29.
  5. Bakanlar Kurulu'nun özgeçmişi. Milliyet.com.tr (29 August 2007). Retrieved on 2011-04-22.