Erdogan, Recep Tayyip

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Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Gender: M
born on 26 February 1954 at 04:25 (= 04:25 AM )
Place Istanbul, Turkey, 41n01, 28e58
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Gregor
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 06°57' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 08°20 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 18°19'

Recep Tayyip Erdogan
photo: Πρωθυπουργός της Ελλάδας from Greece, license cc-by-sa-2.0


Turkish politician serving as President of Turkey since 2014. He previously served as Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014 and as Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998. He founded the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001, leading it to election victories in 2002, 2007 and 2011 before standing down upon his election as President in 2014. He later returned to the AKP leadership in 2017. Coming from an Islamist political background and as a self-described conservative democrat, he has promoted socially conservative and liberal economic policies in his administration.

He graduated from an Imam Hatip school, an Islamic high school, before studying in Marmara University's Faculty of Economics and Commercial Sciences, where he graduated in 1981. Erdoğan was also a semi-professional footballer from 1969 to 1982.

Erdoğan married Emine Gülbaran (b. 1955, Siirt), whom he met during a conference, on 4 July 1978. The couple have two sons (Ahmet Burak, Necmeddin Bilal) and two daughters (Esra, Sümeyye).

Erdoğan was elected Mayor of Istanbul in the local elections of 27 March 1994. He was banned from office and sentenced to a ten-month prison term for reciting a poem during a public address in the province of Siirt in 1997. After less than four months in prison, Erdoğan established the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in 2001. From its first year, the AK Party became the largest publicly supported political movement in Turkey. In the general election of 2002 the AK Party won 34% of the vote and nearly two-thirds of the seats in parliament, forming the first single-party government.

As prime minister, Erdoğan implemented numerous reforms. 45 years after Turkey signed an Association Agreement with the EU, the negotiations for Turkey's accession to the EU started during Erdoğan's tenure. Parallel to this, inflation, which had for decades adversely affected the country's economy, was brought under control and the Turkish Lira was re-valued. Interest rates were reduced and per capita income grew significantly. The AK party won the elections of 2007 making it the first time in 52 years that a party in power had increased its votes for a second term. In the 2011 general election, the AK Party was re-elected for a third term and Erdoğan remained Prime Minister.

Erdoğan has been widely considered to be one of the most influential Turkish leaders of the Republican era since Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Under his premiership, the country continued to grow economically and consolidate its position as a regional power with global ambitions. His foreign policy vision is claimed to rest on Neo-Ottomanism, the policy according to which Turkey should maintain and increase its presence in the lands formerly ruled by the Ottoman Empire.

May and June 2013 saw protests against what large sections of the Turkish public perceive as a growing authoritarianism of Erdogan and his government and his policies, starting from a small sit-in in Istanbul in defense of a city park. After the police's intense reaction with tear gas, the protests spread all over Turkey.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : New Job 14 March 2003 (Became prime minister of Turkey)
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  • Work : New Job 28 August 2014 (Became President of Turkey)
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Source Notes

Manfred Gregor quotes Turkish website, original source not known.

Starkman rectified to 03.47.36 EET Asc 11Cap07'

Turkish astrologer Öner Döşer rectified for a Leo ascendant.


  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (12th President of Turkey, 2014-)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (AKP)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Prime Minister of Turkey, 2003-2014)
  • Vocation : Sports : Soccer (Eur.Football)