Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a Turkish politician known for having served as the 12th president of the Republic of Turkey while also serving as the Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014. Moreover, he topped the “World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims 2019” list from the Jordan-based Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre.

Sun Sign

Pisces

Residence

Presidential Complex, Ankara, Turkey

Girlfriend / Spouse

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has dated –

  1. (1978-Present) – He got married to Emine Erdoğan on July 4, 1978, and they parent 4 children – 2 sons named Ahmet Burak Erdoğan (b. July 4, 1979) and Bilal Erdoğan (b. April 23, 1981) and 2 daughters named Esra Erdoğan (b. 1983) and Sümeyye Erdoğan (b. August 22, 1985).

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Receding hairline
  • Sports a mustache

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Facts

  1. On June 1, 2006, the President of the Russian Federation honored him with the State medal.
  2. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that empowering LGBT people in Turkey was “against the values of our nation”.
  3. He has been in denial of the Armenian genocide and has suggested several times that Turkey would acknowledge the mass killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians during World War I as genocide only after a thorough investigation by a joint Turkish-Armenian commission consisting of historians, archaeologists, political scientists and other experts.
  4. Regarding the I Apologize campaign started by Turkish intellectuals to recognize the Armenian Genocide, he said, “I neither accept nor support this campaign. We did not commit a crime, therefore we do not need to apologize … It will not have any benefit other than stirring up trouble, disturbing our peace and undoing the steps which have been taken”.
  5. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has garnered a massive fan base on social media with more than 16 million followers on Twitter, more than 10 million followers on Facebook, more than 8 million followers on Instagram, and more than 100k subscribers on YouTube.

Featured Image by Mikhail Palinchak / Official website of President of Ukraine / CC BY 4.0

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Facts of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

  • Gender Male
  • full nameRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
  • middle nameTayyip
  • nicknamesRecep
  • birthplaceKasımpaşa, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Date of Birth February 26, 1954
  • Age 67 years 9 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 11
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • ethnicity / ethnic backgroundTurkish
  • nationalityTurkish
  • religionSunni Islam
  • net worth$50 million
  • professionPolitician
  • weight74 kg or 163 lbs
  • height6 ft or 183 cm
  • hair colorSalt and Pepper
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • body type / buildSlim
  • high schoolEyüp High School
  • collegeMarmara University
  • motherTenzile Erdoğan
  • fatherAhmet Erdoğan
  • brothersMustafa
  • sistersVesile

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