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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

12th President of Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a Turkish politician serving as the 12th and current President of Turkey. He previously served as Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014 and as Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998. He founded the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001, leading it to election victories in 2002, 2007, and 2011 before standing down upon his election as President in 2014. He later returned to the AKP leadership in 2017 following the constitutional referendum that year. Coming from an Islamist political background and as a self-described conservative democrat, he has promoted socially conservative and populist policies during his administration.

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President Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Thursday to ramp up Turkey's support for its ally in Libya to lock in recent military gains, and promised joint exploration for..
Credit: Reuters - Published 11 hours ago

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President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey will increase its support for Libya's internationally recognised leader Fayez al Serraj and that the conflict..
Credit: Reuters - Published 13 hours ago

President Tayyip Erdogan will meet Libya's internationally recognised leader in Turkey on Thursday as the allies seek to lock in battlefield gains, including..
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Libya's internationally recognised leader will meet President Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey on Thursday as the allies seek to lock in recent gains on the battlefield..
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party is planning to push through measures with its nationalist allies that affect how political groups may contest..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Turkey will lift restrictions on intercity travel and allow restaurants, cafes, parks and sports facilities to reopen..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago