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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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12th President of Turkey
Assumed office
28 August 2014
Preceded by Abdullah Gül
25th Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
14 March 2003 – 28 August 2014
President Ahmet Necdet Sezer
Abdullah Gül
Preceded by Abdullah Gül
Succeeded by Ahmet Davutoğlu
Leader of the Justice and Development Party
In office
14 August 2001 – 27 August 2014
Preceded by Position established
Member of Parliament
for İstanbul
In office
22 July 2007 – 27 August 2014
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 66)
Istanbul, Turkey
Political party Independent Party (2014-present)
Other political
National Salvation Party (Before 1981)
Welfare Party (1983–1998)
Justice and Development Party (2001–2014)
Spouse(s) Emine Gülbaran (1978–present)
Children Ahmet Burak
Necmettin Bilal
Alma mater Marmara University
Signature Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Website Recep Tayyip Erdoğan website
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (born 26 February 1954) is the 12th and current President of Turkey. He was the prime minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014. He was chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party from 2001 to 2014. 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).


  1. Sontag, Deborah (2003-05-11). "The Erdogan Experiment". The New York Times.
  2. "Life story". AK Parti Official Web Site. Archived from the original on 2012-02-13. Retrieved 2008-08-29.
  3. "Recep Tayyip Erdoğan". Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved on 29 August 2008. 
  4. Bakanlar Kurulu'nun özgeçmişi. (29 August 2007). Retrieved on 2011-04-22.