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120 injured in Turkish gas blast

ANKARA, Turkey, July 5 (UPI) -- More than 120 people were injured in a series of explosions Saturday at a liquefied natural gas loading facility in the capital city.

Think tanks wrap-up VI

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

Analysis: Turkey's losing aid streak

SKOPJE, Macedonia, March 27 (UPI) -- In emphasizing its "special relationship" with Turkey, the United States conveniently overlooked the fact -- confirmed yet again by a recent Pew Global Attitudes Project survey -- that 84 percent of Turks view America "unfavorably."
SAM VAKNIN, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Feature: Lurking catastrophes for Istanbul

SKOPJE, Macedonia, March 17 (UPI) -- Turkey's tenuous role as American ally for an Iraqi war has been analyzed primarily in terms of security (the dangers of hostile Iraqi Kurds) and economy (the war's potential financial fallout). However, either or both of these dangers could be exacerbate
CHRISTOPHER DELISO, UPI Business Correspondent

Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. This is the second of four wrap-ups for March 13.

Analysis: Turkey's Jewish friend - II

SKOPJE, Macedonia, March 4 (UPI) -- In his travelogue, "Eastward to Tartary", published in 2001, Robert Kaplan notes: "Turkey's more friendly position toward Israel was the result of several factors. (Turkey) became tired of diplomatic initiatives that failed to induce the Arabs to end thei
SAM VAKNIN, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

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U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

What U.S. newspapers are saying

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Turkey calls for closer U.S. economic ties

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Turkey's economic ties to the United States need to be as strong as military relations between the two countries, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday. "We did not come to the U.S. for money," Erodgan said at a press conference shortly after h
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

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Bottom Line: Leftover Turkey

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Following the election of a new, growth-minded, and seemingly less corrupt regime this fall in Turkey, global investors have been flooding into the Ankara stock and bond markets. The result has been a rally of 60 percent in share prices in a matter of le
GREGORY FOSSEDAL, Special to UPI

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Analysis: Turkey begins new Islamic voyage

How do countries become like this? Mexico is a Catholic country that for 70 years was run by a party that was hostile to religion. Turkey is an Islamic country with a secular state and a military that has sought to keep Islamic parties out of power. Now
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

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What U.S. newspapers are saying

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Tayyip Erdogan
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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