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.
Presidential Spokesperson Kalın said: “The vote, which will be held on April 16, is of great importance to Turkey in terms of reaching the level of contemporary civilizations, being a stable, powerful and prosperous society, putting into effect a system, which has well-established checks and balances mechanisms and observes democratic principles. The constitutional change very strongly preserves the principle of separation of powers, one of the most fundamental principles of democracy.”
Speaking at the Turkish Contractors Association award ceremony, President Erdoğan, in reference to the Presidential System of Government, said: “The biggest advantage of the new system is that it will guarantee a five-year stability environment. A President that is able to make good use of these five years can implement huge projects. Yet, if the person elected President wastes the opportunity given him by the people, s/he is buried in history at the next elections. That is the whole point; the rest is empty talk.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan chaired the meeting of the Council of Ministers at the Presidential Complex.