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 is in the Tanzanian capital city of Dar es Salaam, the first stop of his East Africa tour to Tanzania, Mozambique and Madagascar.
Holding a press conference at Istanbul Atatürk Airport before leaving for Tanzania, the first stop of his visit to East Africa, President Erdoğan said: “Our African friends’ sensitivity towards Fetullah Terrorist Organization’s (FETO) deceptive discourses and intentions is increasing as they know it better and more deeply with every passing day. This herd of murderers, this organization, which was caught red-handed on the night of July 15, is no longer capable of hiding under the disguise of dialogue, service, education or trade.”
Speaking at a mass opening ceremony in Istanbul, President Erdoğan, referring to the Parliament’s vote in favor of constitutional amendments, said: “Now, the people will make the final decision and with that decision, Turkey will reach a new stepping stone.”