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Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Date of Birth: 26 February 1954
Place of Birth: Istanbul


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Gulf states vie for position in region

The parlous state of the Turkish economy led President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to seek more generous allies than Qatar despite sharing an agenda supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB)...


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President Macron and Foreign Minister Lavrov vie for influence in pan-African tours this week

On the same day in Istanbul Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and UN Secretary General António Guterres were lauding a breakthrough agreement between Russia and Ukraine to secure safe corridors for the export of Ukraine's US$10 billlion grain stockpile – a deal that could ease chronic shortages in the Middle East and Africa...

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Has the sun set on the Brothers?

Relations with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) regime in Turkey – the model for the PJD and other MB affiliates – have abeen rocky as Rabat reversed the flood of Turkish goods into the local market which had been encouraged by PJD-linked business leaders seeking closer links to Ankara...


Erdogan's Africa road-show

After several years of gradually increasing its political role in Africa Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has his eyes on trade...


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Toxic relationship in the Sahel

And in September this year President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke with Mali's President Colonel Assimi Goïta by phone proposing cooperation across a range of areas – including military expertise on fighting terrorism...


Spain feels M6's fury

That was apparent in Rabat's weaponisation of migration in Ceuta touching a sensitive nerve on the EU's southern flank just as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has done in exploiting the migrant crisis to Turkey's advantage...


Biden's balancing act

The Trump administration realised that trying to force Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan into line by making economic threats or imposing sanctions risked pushing him into Vladimir Putin's arms...


Fortune favours new regime

Withdrawal bidA potentially even more important development could be in the offing since President  Recep Tayyip Erdogan who saw Dubaiba's appointment as a victory is reported to have told a meeting in Ankara on 9 February that Turkey would withdraw its forces from Libya if other foreign troops withdrew first i...


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