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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: 12th President of Turkey
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a Turkish politician serving as the 12th and current President of Turkey. He previously served as Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014 and as Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998. He founded the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001, leading it to election victories in 2002, 2007, and 2011 before being required to stand down upon his election as President in 2014. He later returned to the AKP leadership in 2017 following the constitutional referendum that year. Coming from an Islamist political background and self-describing as a conservative democrat, he has promoted socially conservative and populist policies during his administration.

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Erdogan tells Armenia to end 'occupation' of Nagorno-Karabakh [Video]

Erdogan tells Armenia to end 'occupation' of Nagorno-Karabakh

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REPLAY: Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech at UN General Assembly [Video]

REPLAY: Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's speech at UN General Assembly

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The navies of Turkey and Greece are both at sea and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis are blaming each other for the worsening relations.View on..

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Ankara is currently facing off against Greece over oil and gas drilling rights in the eastern Mediterranean. View on euronews

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NBA star Enes Kanter vows to use platform for change [Video]

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Enes Kanter has lost his Turkish citizenship, all contact with his family andreceives weekly death threats – and all because of a tweet. When the BostonCeltics star criticised Turkey's president..

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Turkey is considering suspending diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates and withdrawing its ambassador over the Gulf state's accord to normalize ties with Israel, President Tayyip Erdogan said..

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Erdogan says Greece will pay a 'heavy price' if it attacks Turkish ships in Mediterranean [Video]

Erdogan says Greece will pay a 'heavy price' if it attacks Turkish ships in Mediterranean

Greek-Turkish tensions will be on the agenda for Friday's Foreign Ministers meeting in Vienna on Friday, View on euronews

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