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Erdogan sworn in as Turkish president

Erdogan sworn in as Turkish president

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 28 (UPI) --Recip Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in Thursday as Turkey's first directly-elected president.
Ed Adamczyk
Ahmed Davutoglu nominated as Turkey's new prime minister

Ahmed Davutoglu nominated as Turkey's new prime minister

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 22 (UPI) --On Thursday, Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) nominated Ahmed Davutoglu to be the new prime minister.
JC Finley
Erdogan wins Turkish presidential election

Erdogan wins Turkish presidential election

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a landslide victory in the country's presidential elections Sunday, extending his 12 years in power.
Aileen Graef
Turkish court orders release of 230 military officers accused in 2003 coup attempt

Turkish court orders release of 230 military officers accused in 2003 coup attempt

ANKARA, Turkey, June 19 (UPI) --A Turkish court has order 230 military officers accused of a 2003 coup attempt be released from prison.
JC Finley
Iranian president makes historic visit to Turkey

Iranian president makes historic visit to Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, June 10 (UPI) --Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made an historic visit to Turkey on Monday, marking the first visit by an Iranian head of state to Turkey in 18 years.
JC Finley
Turkey's PM threatens Kurdish protester will 'pay the price' for removing Turkish flag

Turkey's PM threatens Kurdish protester will 'pay the price' for removing Turkish flag

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 10 (UPI) --Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened that a Kurdish protester who removed a Turkish flag from a military base will "pay the price."
JC Finley
Turkish Prime Minister assails international reporters as 'agents'

Turkish Prime Minister assails international reporters as 'agents'

ANKARA, Turkey, June 3 (UPI) --Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was critical of foreign reporters covering an Istanbul protest after a CNN International reporter was roughed up.
Ed Adamczyk
Turkish police use water cannons and tear gas on protesters

Turkish police use water cannons and tear gas on protesters

ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 2 (UPI) --Turkish police used tear gas and water cannons on protesters who gathered in Taksim Square to mark the one year anniversary of violent anti-government protests.
Aileen Graef
Turkish court reverses YouTube ban

Turkish court reverses YouTube ban

ANKARA , Turkey, June 2 (UPI) --Turkey's highest court ruled a government blockage of the internet website YouTube is a violation of users' rights and freedom of speech.
Ed Adamczyk
25 people detained after Turkish mine collapse

25 people detained after Turkish mine collapse

SOMA, Turkey, May 19 (UPI) --Turkish police have arrested 25 people as part of the investigation into the mine explosion and collapse that killed hundreds.
Aileen Graef
Protests, strikes break out in Turkey after mine disaster

Protests, strikes break out in Turkey after mine disaster

ANKARA, Turkey, May 15 (UPI) --Clashes broke out during demonstrations in Turkey, and trade unions organized a one-day strike in protest of the mine disaster that killed at least 282 miners.
Ed Adamczyk
Tear gas, arrests at Istanbul May Day demonstration

Tear gas, arrests at Istanbul May Day demonstration

ISTANBUL , Turkey, May 1 (UPI) -- May Day protests in Taksim Square Istanbul, Turkey, resulted in 50 injuries and the detention of 138 demonstrators.
Ed Adamczyk
Turkish journalist jailed 10 months for Twitter typo

Turkish journalist jailed 10 months for Twitter typo

ANKARA, Turkey, April 29 (UPI) -- A Turkish journalist from an opposition newspaper was jailed for a tweet in 2012 that was considered to be insulting to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Aileen Graef
Turkey offers condolences for 1915 Armenian massacre

Turkey offers condolences for 1915 Armenian massacre

ANKARA, Turkey, April 23 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan offered condolences for his country's involvement in the 1915 mass killing of Armenians.
Ed Adamczyk
Turkish parliament passes controversial law to further empower spy agency

Turkish parliament passes controversial law to further empower spy agency

ANKARA, Turkey, April 17 (UPI) -- Turkey's parliament voted Thursday to increase the powers of the National Intelligence Agency.
JC Finley
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Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 8, 2005. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Turkish pronunciation: ) (b. February 26, 1954 in Istanbul, Turkey) is a Turkish politician, a former mayor of Istanbul and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey since 14 March 2003. He is also the chairman of the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti), which holds a majority of the seats in the Turkish Parliament.

Born to a Turkish family that moved from Batumi to Rize, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan grew up, in the Kasımpaşa district of Istanbul, a less than affluent neighborhood, famous for its macho honor code. Kasımpaşa men are known to be quick to anger, painfully proud and blunt in word, and he has always been proud of being one.

Erdoğan's grandfather "Bagatlı Recep", Recep from Bagat, died in 1916 fighting against the invading Russian and Armenian forces.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Tayyip Erdogan."
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