Recep Tayyip Erdoğan - Bio, News, Photos - Washington Times
Skip to content

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Latest Stories

12132017_turkey-jerusalem-islamic-708201.jpg

12132017_turkey-jerusalem-islamic-708201.jpg

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who hosted the emergency IOC summit in a bid to unify the Muslim world's response to the U.S. policy shift, accused Israel in a speech of being "a state of terror" and vowed to "stand up to American bullying."

turkey_reshuffle_06175.jpg

turkey_reshuffle_06175.jpg

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, signs the new cabinet document, as Turkey's Prime Minister Bibali Yildirim, right, looks on, following their surprise meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Yildirim announced a cabinet reshuffle, replacing or swapping 11 ministers in the 26-member council of ministers. Erdogan has complained of a "fatigue" within the ruling party, speaking of a need for rejuvenation. (Presidency Press Service/Pool Photo via AP)

turkey_reshuffle_32779.jpg

turkey_reshuffle_32779.jpg

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, signs the new cabinet document, as Turkey's Prime Minister Bibali Yildirim, right, looks on, following their surprise meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Yildirim announced a cabinet reshuffle, replacing or swapping 11 ministers in the 26-member council of ministers. Erdogan has complained of a "fatigue" within the ruling party, speaking of a need for rejuvenation. (Presidency Press Service/Pool Photo via AP)

India_Turkey_59977.jpg-396d9.jpg

India_Turkey_59977.jpg-396d9.jpg

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, talks to media during his ceremonial reception at the Indian presidential palace, in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 1, 2017. Erdogan is on a two-day state visit to India. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Turkey_Referendum_19878.jpg-66a7e.jpg

Turkey_Referendum_19878.jpg-66a7e.jpg

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters in Istanbul, Turkey, on Sunday, April 16, 2017. Erdogan declared victory in Sunday's historic referendum that will grant sweeping powers to the presidency, hailing the result as a "historic decision." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

turkey_erdogan_44097.jpg

turkey_erdogan_44097.jpg

Supporters hold a placard that reads "happy birthday, leader" as they gather outside the residence of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to celebrate his birthday, in Istanbul, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Turkey will hold a national referendum in April 16 on expanding Erdogan's powers. Critics say it would concentrate even more power in the hands of a leader they accuse of authoritarian behavior. The reforms would potentially allow Erdogan, 63, to remain in power until 2029.(Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)

turkey_erdogan_84879.jpg

turkey_erdogan_84879.jpg

Supporters gather outside the residence of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to celebrate his birthday, in Istanbul, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Turkey will hold a national referendum in April 16 on expanding Erdogan's powers. Critics say it would concentrate even more power in the hands of a leader they accuse of authoritarian behavior. The reforms would potentially allow Erdogan, 63, to remain in power until 2029. (Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)

turkey_failed_coup_70478.jpg

turkey_failed_coup_70478.jpg

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses local administrators after the government has sacked nearly 4,500 more state employees, including academicians, as it appeared to press ahead with a purge of people with suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric accused of orchestrating a failed military coup, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. .(YasinBulbul/Pool photo via AP)

turkey_ethiopia_97447.jpg

turkey_ethiopia_97447.jpg

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, walks to greet Ethiopia's President Mulatu Teshome Wirtu, at the Presidential Palace, in Ankara Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Turkey_Politics_38159.jpg-6d23d.jpg

Turkey_Politics_38159.jpg-6d23d.jpg

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Istanbul, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Erdogan started campaigning for constitutional reforms that would greatly expand the powers of his office on Saturday, hours after a vote in parliament cleared the way for a national referendum on the issue. (Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Press Service, Pool Photo via AP

turkey_us_syria.jpeg

turkey_us_syria.jpeg

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a rally marking the 563rd anniversary of the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul - formerly Constantinople - in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, May 29, 2016. Erdogan has criticized the United States, Russia and Iran for their presence in Syria and said their unwillingness to depose Syrian President Bashar Assad was contributing to Syrian peoples' massacre and pain.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

turkey_russia.jpeg

turkey_russia.jpeg

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a labor union meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday hinted at more sanctions against Turkey and accused Turkey of a "treacherous war crime" in downing a Russian jet at the border with Syria. Erdogan has hotly denied that his country was involved in oil trade with the Islamic State group , and has pledged to step down if Moscow proves its accusations. (Murat Cetinmuhurdar, Presidential Press Service, Pool via AP)

APTOPIX Turkey Syria Plane.JPEG-03df5.jpg

APTOPIX Turkey Syria Plane.JPEG-03df5.jpg

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at an Organization of Islamic Cooperation economy meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. Erdogan says his country does not wish to escalate tensions with Russia over the downing of its plane. Turkey said the Russian warplane was shot down on Tuesday after it ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria.(AP Photo/Murat Cetinmuhurdar, Presidential Press Service, Pool )

Turkey Elections.JPEG-0f1ed.jpg

Turkey Elections.JPEG-0f1ed.jpg

Deniz Baykal, former leader of the main opposition Republican People's Party, left, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sit before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Opposition parties are likely to demand limits on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's role in Turkey's next government, complicating coalition talks as the ruling party sought ways Tuesday to remain in power. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was to meet with Erdogan later Tuesday after their Justice and Development Party, or AKP, lost its parliamentary majority in Sunday's vote. (AP Photo/Presidential Press Service, Pool)

Erdogan2.jpg

Erdogan2.jpg

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has dominated the political scene for more than a dozen years, campaigned on behalf of his former party, the Islamist-rooted Peace and Development Party (AKP), appealing to voters to elect at least 300 parliamentarians to help push through a constitution that would expand his powers as an executive. (Associated Press)

Erdogan.jpg

Erdogan.jpg

The legacy of Recep Tayyip Erdogan's dozen years in power is up for grabs as spillover from the Syrian civil war and a restive Kurdish minority make Turkey's June 7 parliamentary elections a crucial test for the president's political machine and his own personal staying power. (Associated Press)

Turkey Egypt Erdogan.JPEG-0f217.jpg

Turkey Egypt Erdogan.JPEG-0f217.jpg

People carry a huge Turkish flag as Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to talk, during a local municipality event in Istanbul, Saturday, May 16, 2015. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

dfebb3047415d114750f6a70670043d2.jpg

dfebb3047415d114750f6a70670043d2.jpg

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media during a press conference in Ankara, Turkey, in this Thursday, March 12, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, file)

2_252015_mexico-turkey-98201.jpg

2_252015_mexico-turkey-98201.jpg

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pushing a bill that would allow for arbitrary searches and detentions without charges. (Associated Press)