Erdogan was invited to visit Germany months ago after his reelection, but recent weeks have been marked by discomfort in Berlin..
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President of Turkey since 2014
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, commonly referred by his initials RTE, is a Turkish politician serving as the 12th and current president of Turkey since 2014. He previously served as prime minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014 and as mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998. He also co-founded the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001.