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How Far Erdoğan's Policies Reduced Poverty in Turkey?


Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is a Turkish politician who has been the President of Turkey since 2014. He previously served as the Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to 2014 and as the Mayor of Istanbul from 1994 to 1998.

Fact Sheet:
  • Born: 26 February 1954 (age 62 years), Kasımpaşa, Turkey
  • Spouse: Emine Erdoğan (m. 1978)
  • Education: Marmara University (1981)
  • Party: Justice and Development Party
  • Children: Sümeyye Erdoğan, Necmettin Bilal Erdoğan, Ahmet Burak Erdoğan, Esra Erdoğan
  • Parents: Ahmet Erdoğan, Tenzile Erdoğan


Poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population):

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