Leader of the Justice and Development Party who became the 12th President of Turkey in 2014 after serving as Prime Minister of Turkey for over a decade. He was also the Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998.
He sold lemonade and sesame buns as a vendor on the street.
He served a Member of Parliament for Siirt from 2003 to 2007.
He raised four children with his wife Emine Erdoğan.
He has met with President Barack Obama.