Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Prime Minister of Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan found 61st Government following AK Parti’s new victory on general elections on June 12, 2011. As the chairman of AK Parti, which won general elections on September 22, 2007 with an overwhelming majority, Erdoğan formed the 60th government. Appointed Prime Minister on March 15, 2003, Erdoğan continued to harbor his ideal of a bright and rapidly developing Turkey, implementing numerous reforms of vital importance within a short period of time. Not permitted to become a candidate deputy in the elections of 2002, Erdoğan participated in the renewal elections on March 9, 2003 and became a deputy for the province of Siirt. After four months in prison, Erdoğan established the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) with a group of friends on August 14, 2001. In 2002, the general elections resulted with AK Parti winning two-thirds of the seats in parliament. Erdoğan was elected Istanbul Mayor in the local elections of March 27, 1994. He was sentenced to a prison term because of a poem he recited in a public address and removed from the office. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was born in Istanbul on February 26, 1954. He graduated from Marmara University’s Faculty of Economics and Commercial Sciences. Erdoğan is married and the father of four.


Official Opening Begin: Wednesday, 27.02.2013 10:00 am