Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Political Journey, Biography & More

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Real NameRecep Tayyip Erdoğan
NicknameNot Known
PartyJustice and Development Party
AK Party Logo
Political Journey • During the 70s and 80s, Erdoğan was active in Islamist circles and became a member of Necmettin Erbakan's Welfare Party.
• From 1994 to 1998, he served as a mayor of Istanbul until military officers grabbed the power and banned Welfare Party.
• In August 2001, he founded AKP (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi) with ally Abdullah Gul.
• In the parliamentary elections 2002-03, AKP won the solid majority and Erdoğan became the Prime Minister of Turkey.
• In August 2014, he became the President of Turkey after first-ever direct elections for head of state.
Biggest RivalEkmeleddin İhsanoğlu
Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu
Physical Stats & More
Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches-5'’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 81 kg
in Pounds- 180 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt and Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth26 February 1954
Age (as in 2017)63 Years
Birth PlaceKasımpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
SignatureRecep Tayyip Erdoğan signature
HometownKasımpaşa, Istanbul, Turkey
SchoolKasımpaşa Piyale Primary School
İmam Hatip school
CollegeMarmara University
Educational QualificationsDegree in Economics and Administrative Sciences
FamilyFather- Ahmet Erdogan
Mother- Tenzile Erdogan
Brothers- Mustafa Erdoğan, Hasan Erdoğan
Sister- Vesile İlgen
ReligionSunni Islam
HobbiesPlaying and Watching Football, Cycling
Controversies• On 15 November 2014, Erdoğan said that Muslims discovered America, not Christopher Columbus. As per him,"Contacts between Latin America and Islam date back to the 12th century. Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus."
• On 24 November 2014, Erdoğan caused an outcry by saying women and men are not equal. He said, "Our religion (Islam) has defined a position for women (in society): motherhood. Some people can understand this, while others can't. You cannot explain this to feminists because they don't accept the concept of motherhood."
• On 19 July 2014, he labeled Israel like Hitler. He launched a bitter attack against Israel amid its air campaign against Gaza. He said,"(Israelis) have no conscience, no honor, no pride. They curse Hitler day and night, but they have surpassed Hitler in barbarism."
• On 20 March 2014, His comment came against twitter. In his comment, he said, "We will wipe out Twitter. I don't care what the international community says. They will see the Turkish republic's strength."
• In 2013, he received negative reaction in the world after unleashing security forces on protesters trying to protect Gezi Park, a green area of Istanbul earmarked for a building project.
• In 1999, Erdoğan was jailed for four months after he publicly read a nationalist poem including the lines: "The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers".
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeEmine Gulbaran
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with his Wife
ChildrenSons- Necmettin Bilal and
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with his son
Ahmet BurakAhmet Burak Erdoğan

Daughters- Esra and
Esra Erdoğan
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with his daughter
Money Factor
Net WorthNot Known

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

  • Does Recep Tayyip Erdoğan smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Recep Tayyip Erdoğan drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Erdoğan once said in 2003 that I am a Georgian. My family is a Georgian family which migrated from Batumi to Rize.
  • Erdoğan was brought up in Rize city of Turkey where his father was a member of the Turkish Coast Guard.
  • During his youth, Erdoğan would play football. Between 1969 and 1982, he played local football and when he was 16 years old, he is believed to have transferred to amateur league football. Fenerbahce, one of the country’s best teams, wanted to sign him but his father opposed it. Even today, he can be seen playing football in the ground.Erdoğan playing football
  • In 1999, he was given 10 months prison for reciting a controversial poem. After serving 4 months in prison, he was forced to lay off his mayoral position.
  • Turkish Police apprehended over 50 people in December 2013 including the general manager of Halkbank and the sons of three government ministers, for the corruption charges. Though Erdoğan put the blame on foreign ambassadors and pro-Erdoğan newspapers accused the United States or Israel of a conspiracy, outside analysts attribute the arrests to a power struggle between the Prime Minister and Fethullah Gülen.
  • On 18 April 2004, Erdoğan was listed in the TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people.