Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a Turkish politician serving as the 12th and current President of Turkey since 2014. He previously served as Prime Minister 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 general election victories in 2002, 2007 and 2011 before standing down upon his election as President in 2014. Coming from an Islamist political background and as a self-described conservative democrat, he has promoted socially conservative and liberal economic policies in his administration.
President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday his AK Party would keep up its challenge to the Istanbul election results after the main opposition candidate became mayor, but Turkey needed to end debate on.. Reuters - Published
Turkey's main opposition candidate took office as Istanbul mayor on Wednesday after a stunning victory over President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party, but the new head of the country's largest city still.. Reuters - Published
(CNN)Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is facing a major political setback after his party lost control of the capital, Ankara, in a keenly fought local elections battle. Preliminary results also..
REuters reports Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan suffered a severe setback as his ruling AK Party lost control of the capital Ankara for the first time in a local election and he appeared to concede defeat in..
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has suffered a major setback after local elections saw his party lose control of the capital, Ankara, while the result in Istanbul was too close to call. Emily Wither..
Voting closed in Turkey's eastern city of Diyarbakir at 1300GMT on Sunday (March 31) as voters cast ballots for local elections which President Tayyip Erdogan has described as a matter of survival for..
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turks voted on Sunday in local elections which President Tayyip Erdogan has described as a matter of survival for Turkey and which were marred by violence that left two party members..
Recounts of local election votes in Istanbul ended on Wednesday and the main opposition candidate said he expected to be installed as mayor despite an appeal by President Tayyip Erdogan's party to.. Reuters - Published
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party formally requested on Tuesday an annulment and rerun of Istanbul's municipal elections over what it said were irregularities, prompting the main opposition.. Reuters - Published
Turkey's High Election Board overturned a local decision to order a second recount of votes in an Istanbul district on Monday, rejecting the latest appeal by President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party against.. Reuters - Published