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Harsh words between European Union, Turkey

BRUSSELS, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Harsh words flew Monday between the European Union and Turkey, which announced it had dropped reforms to ban "honor killings," The Times of London said.

Bomb at Turkish concert injures 14

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A bomb placed under a police car at a pop concert in Mercin, Turkey, injured at least 14 people, the BBC reported Sunday.

EU frowns on Turkey's adultery ban

BRUSSELS, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Turkey's plan to outlaw adultery has raised concern in the European Union over whether the move breaks its human rights policy, The Independent said Tuesday.

Turkey remains tied to IMF loans

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Fear of terrorist attacks continue to plague Turkey, but that hasn't hampered the International Monetary Fund's upbeat assessment of the country's economy. The
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Chirac disputes NATO role in Iraq

SEA ISLAND, Ga., June 10 (UPI) -- French President Jacques Chirac has once again voiced opposition to a U.S.-British proposal on military intervention in Iraq involving NATO countries.

Turkey's PM defends devotion to secularism

LONDON, May 31 (UPI) -- Turkey's prime minister, dedicated to leading his country into the European Union, denied he was undermining Turkey's secular system of education.

Bush invites Turkey to join G8 conference

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- President Bush has asked Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend a meeting of the Group of Eight industrialized nations as a "democratic partner."

Bottom Line: Gandhi's unpower-grab

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- Supporters of Sonia Gandhi were correct that the leader of the triumphant Congress Party had earned the right to become India's next prime minister. She was equ
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, UPI Columnist

Bombs go off in Turkey ahead of Blair trip

ISTANBUL, Turkey, May 16 (UPI) -- Four bomb explosions were reported in Turkey, where British Prime Minister Tony Blair was due for a visit Monday, the BBC reported Sunday.

Turkish PM visits Greece

THRACE, Greece, May 8 (UPI) -- Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Turkish speakers in Greece Saturday, becoming the first Turkish leader to visit the country in over 50 years.

Turkish Cypriots to see EU reward

NICOSIA, Cyprus, April 26 (UPI) -- The European Union has begun assembling a reward package for Turkish Cypriots for endorsing a reunification plan, The Guardian reported Monday.

Turkey seeking ME peace messenger role

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 17 (UPI) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ankara is ready to play a role in the Middle East peace process.

Annan jockeys for new Cyprus talks

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has stepped up his efforts to restart talks on reunifying Cyprus, the BBC reported Wednesday.

Protests mark Turkish PM visit

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A group of angry protesters greeted Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a function in Washington Thursday.

Bush assures Turkey over Kurds

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush met Wednesday with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and said Washington would not support any Kurd separatist move in Iraq.
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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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