Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (born 26 February 1954) is a Turkish politician who is the current President of Turkey. He previously was Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014 and was Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998. He founded the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001.

Controversies include support for mass immigration to Europe, support for Turkish nationalism among Turkish immigrants to Europe and Turkish minorities elsewhere, Islamization, and a foreign policy that has been described as Neo-Ottoman and pro-Sunni, contributing to the Turkish involvement in the Syrian Civil War.

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