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Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey's dominant president

WorldNews Saturday, 15 April 2017
Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey's dominant presidentBorn in February 1954, Recep Tayyip Erdogan grew up the son of a coastguard, on Turkey's Black Sea coast. When he was 13, his father decided to move to Istanbul, hoping to give his five children a better upbringing. As a teenager, the young Erdogan sold lemonade and sesame buns on the streets of Istanbul's rougher districts to earn extra cash. He attended an Islamic school before obtaining a degree in management from Istanbul's Marmara University - and playing professional football. 1970s-1980s - Active in Islamist circles, member of Necmettin Erbakan's Welfare Party 1994-1998 - Mayor of Istanbul, until military officers made power grab 1998 - Welfare Party banned, Erdogan jailed for four...
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News video: Turkey's Erdogan hails referendum victory

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in a referendum to amend Turkey's constitution and grant the country's presidential office sweeping new powers.

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