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His Excellency

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
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12th President of Turkey
Assumed office
28 August 2014
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu (2014–16)
Binali Yıldırım (2016–18)
Vice President Fuat Oktay (2018–present)
Preceded by Abdullah Gül
Leader of the Justice and Development Party
Assumed office
21 May 2017
Preceded by Binali Yıldırım
In office
14 August 2001 – 27 August 2014
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Ahmet Davutoğlu
25th Prime Minister of Turkey
In office
14 March 2003 – 28 August 2014
President
Deputy
Preceded by Abdullah Gül
Succeeded by Ahmet Davutoğlu
28th Mayor of Istanbul
In office
27 March 1994 – 6 November 1998
Preceded by Nurettin Sözen
Succeeded by Ali Müfit Gürtuna
Template:GNAT MP
In office
9 March 2003 – 28 August 2014
Constituency
  • Siirt (2003 by-election)
  • Istanbul (I) (2007, 2011)
Personal details
Born 26 February 1954 (1954-02-26) (age 65)
Kasımpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey
Political party Justice and Development Party (2001–2014; 2017–present)
Other political
affiliations
  • National Salvation Party (before 1981)
  • Welfare Party (1983–1998)
  • Virtue Party (1998–2001)
Spouse(s)
Emine Gülbaran (m. 1978)
Children
  • Ahmet
  • Bilal
  • Esra
  • Sümeyye Bayraktar
Residence Presidential Complex
Alma mater Marmara University
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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (born 26 February 1954) is a Turkish politician. He is the 12th and current President of Turkey, he took office in 2014. Before that, he was the prime minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014. He was chairman of the ruling Justice and Development Party from 2001 to 2014. Erdoğan was Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998.

Erdoğan was a semi-professional footballer from 1969 to 1982. The stadium of the local football club of the district he grew up in, Kasımpaşa S.K. is named after him.

Erdoğan married Emine Gülbaran (b. 1955, Siirt) on 4 July 1978. The couple have two sons (Ahmet Burak, Necmeddin Bilal) and two daughters (Esra, Sümeyye).

The 2016 Turkish coup d'état attempt tried to overthrow President Erdogan.

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