Recep Tayyip Erdogan early life, Politics and Imprisonment Viral Autobiography



Recep Tayyip Erdogan
President Republic of Turkey

Mr.Recep Tayyip Erdogan was born in Istanbul on February 26, 1954. He spent part of his childhood in Rize, where his father worked as a coastguard, before the family returned to Istanbul when he was 13 year old. He is the 12th & current president of Turkey since 2014. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is married (wife Emine Gulbaran) with 4 children.(Amet ,Bilal,Esra,Sumeyye Bayraktar) He is also a very popular leader in muslim world
  • Education 
He graduated from Kasımpaşa Piyale Primary School in 1965 and completed his high school education at Istanbul Imam Hatip School (Religious Vocational High School) in 1973.

Assuming active responsibilities at the students’ branch of the National Turkish Students’ Association during his high school and university years, Recep Tayyip Erdogan was elected the Head of the MSP Beyoglu Youth Branch in 1976 and he was also elected the Head of the MSP İstanbul Youth Branch in the same year. Holding this position until 1980.


Having succeeded in the necessary examinations for additional courses, Recep Tayyip Erdogan received a diploma from Eyup High School as well. He received his graduation diploma from Marmara University’s Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1981.he was also interested in football which he gain team work and spirit in his younger years.
  • Beginning of Politics
Recep Tayyip Erdogan became involved in politics while attending university.
The first Islamist to be elected mayor of Istanbul, he reduced pollution and improved the city's infrastructure, but was imprisoned on charges of inciting religious hatred.


Erdogan later served three terms as prime minister, during which time he markedly improved Turkey's economic standing, but drew criticism for perceived power grabs. Influenced by the teachings of National Salvation Party leader Necmettin Erbakan, Erdogan was elected head of the party's Beyoglu Youth Branch and Istanbul Youth Branch in 1976.

The party was dissolved in the wake of a 1980 military coup, and after Erdogan earned a graduate degree from Marmara University’s Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1981, he worked as an accountant and a manager in the private sector.
  • Instanbul Mayor and Imprisonment 

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was elected mayor of Istanbul in 1994. The first Islamist to serve in this role, he demonstrated his religious commitment by banning alcohol from city-owned cafes. He also successfully tackled the city's water shortage, reduced pollution and improved infrastructure, helping to modernize the country's capital.
  • Prime Minister to President 
His prison sentence complete, Erdogan co-founded the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001. The AKP claimed a resounding victory in the 2002 parliamentary elections, and Erdogan soon had his power officially restored thanks to a constitutional amendment that overturned his political ban.

He became prime minister of Turkey on March 9, 2003, and subsequently was reelected to the position twice more. As prime minister, Erdogan markedly improved Turkey's economic standing. He reigned in inflation and encouraged foreign investment, leading to a rise in per capita income, stronger credit ratings and close ties with Western allies.

The country made great progress in democratization, transparency and the prevention of corruption. He was voted the country's President in 2014, and after surviving an attempted military coup in July 2016, he earned reelection two years later.

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