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Plan to create dry areas has Turks worried

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A plan to make the centers of some Turkish cities alcohol-free, banishing drinking to the suburbs, worries many business owners and irritates secularists.

Austria still opposes Turkey in EU

LUXEMBOURG, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Austria maintained its opposition to Turkey joining the European Union as a full member, sparking a flurry of diplomatic activity in Luxembourg Monday.

Greek Cypriots hit Turkish non-recognition

NICOSIA, Cyprus, July 30 (UPI) -- Cyprus' Greek government criticized Turkey's plan to extend a customs union to all European Union states but not recognize the Greek-Cypriot government.

Putin urges completion of pipeline

SOCHI, Russia, July 18 (UPI) -- Russia's president used a meeting Monday with the Turkish head of state to urge completion of an ambitious gas pipeline.

Suspected suicide bomber killed in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, July 1 (UPI) -- A suspected suicide bomber in Turkey was killed Friday by police in Ankara.

Turkish PM: Middle East needs reforms

BEIRUT, Lebanon, June 16 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a short visit to Lebanon that all Middle Eastern countries need political and economic reforms.

Bush, Turkish PM hold talks

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- President Bush and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in the White House Wednesday to help smooth U.S.-Turkish relations.

Turkey insists on full EU membership

ANKARA, Turkey, June 6 (UPI) -- Turkey says it will accept nothing less than full membership in the European Union even as the 25-nation group struggles to recover from its current crisis.

Turkish PM offers to help peace process

JERUSALEM, May 1 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan got a cool reception Sunday from his Israeli counterpart when he offered help with the Middle East peace process.

Turkey's PM in Israel, territories Monday

GAZA, May 1 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Israel for the first time Sunday to support Mideast peace efforts, the Ha'aretz news agency reported.

Turkey's Erdogan sues another cartoonist

ISTANBUL, Turkey, March 28 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is suing political cartoonists for the second time this year, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday.

Turkey's Erdogan sues over cartoon

ANKARA, Turkey, March 3 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has come under criticism for suing a political cartoonist who lampooned him, The Independent reports.

Condoleezza Rice arrives in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Turkey Saturday for diplomatic talks with the country's leaders, CNN reported Saturday.

Turkey PM warns against ethnic war in Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned there could be a sectarian and ethnic war in Iraq following the announcement of Sunday's poll results.

Turkey can be EU's bridge to Mideast: PM

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Turkey will create a "reconciliation of civilizations" when it joins the European Union, its prime minister has told the World Economic Forum.
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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.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Tayyip Erdogan."
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