With roots in Rize, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was born in Istanbul on February 26, 1954. He graduated from Kasımpaşa Piyale Primary School in 1965 and completed his high school education at Istanbul Imam Hatip School (Religious Vocational High School) in 1973. Having succeeded in the necessary examinations for additional courses, Mr. Erdoğan received a diploma from Eyüp High School as well. He received his graduation diploma from Marmara University’s Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1981.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended a ceremony held to mark the 55th anniversary of the establishment of the Constitutional Court.
Speaking at a Holy Birth Week event, President Erdoğan drew attention to the silence of the Islamic world in the face of tragedies faced by Muslims across the world, and said: “The sufferings endured in Afghanistan in the wake of the occupation were inflicted as a result of Muslims’ cruelty to one another. Afghanistan is still paying the price today. The cause of the ongoing tragedy in Syria is Muslims’ cruelty to one another. And Iraq has come to the brink of disintegration because of Muslims’ cruelty to one another. Yemen is no different.”
President Erdoğan, referring to the April 16 referendum said: “Building the future by respecting people’s will is going to be our most important step. The people have shown their will on the 16th of April,” in answer to reporters at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey where he came to watch the Plenary Session on the occasion of the April 23rd National Sovereignty and Children’s Day.