Read latest news and updates on Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the incumbent president of Turkey. He has been in office since 2014. In 2016, Erdogan’s opponents tried to stage a coup in the country, which led to multiple arrests and ongoing investigation. In April 2017 a constitutional referendum resulted in switching the power in Turkey to executive presidency, which allowed Erdogan to gain more power. Despite all the controversies, Recep Erdogan has been reelected in 2018 as the first president ‘under new system’. Find news on president’s internal policy on RT, including his attempts to increase government control in various spheres – from freedom of press to economics. Read news on Erdogan’s international politics, including his statements on various matters, like Syrian crisis and relations with Russia, US and other ‘strategic partners’. Don’t miss live broadcasts of official events, including Erdogan’s state visits and meetings with leaders of other countries.