Tayyip Erdogan: From Mayor νος Sultan of Turkey (VIDEO)

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Tayyip Erdogan, a name now deeply ingrained in Turkish history. But how did Ankara's powerful politician manage to rise to power?


Imprisoned by the mayor

In 1998, Tayyip Erdogan had already completed a term as Mayor of Istanbul with an impressive run - reducing pollution, reducing traffic congestion, taking anti-corruption measures, reducing debt and more. However, the Islamic party he came from (Welfare Party - RP) was declared unconstitutional and the court stopped it. Erdogan was at the forefront of the protests. In some of them he will recite verses by the Turkish poet Ziga Gukalp and will be considered to have spread violence and national hatred. His sentence was 10 months in prison and he would have to leave the post of Mayor and the right to claim a political office.

And I become the AKP

A few years later, Erdogan will form the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2001, with the 2002 elections ahead of him. His party won 34.3% of the national vote and formed a government. His big victory will "crown" him prime minister, but due to the previous ban, Abdullah Gul took his place. In 2003, the Supreme Electoral Council will indirectly overturn Erdogan's sentence and will now be able to claim the post of Prime Minister, which it did after Gul first handed over his post.

More than 300,000 Turks protested against a possible Erdogan candidacy, forcing him to announce Gul as the AKP's candidate for the 2007 presidential election. The AKP won the election with 46,7% of the vote.  

In the 2011 elections, the AKP won the election and 327 seats in Parliament, making Erdogan the only prime minister whose party had won three consecutive elections, each time with a higher percentage than the previous ones.


On August 28, 2014, Tayyip Erdogan will be sworn in as the 12th President of Turkey and the next day he will appoint Ahmet Davutoglu as Prime Minister. Asked about 51.79% - his lowest percentage - he replied that "there are those who do not like the Prophet. I, on the other hand, won 52% ". Soon, Tayyip Erdogan will make clear statements that he will claim a more active role of President. In 2015, the AKP will win the parliamentary elections with 41% of the vote.

The coup brought changes

On the evening of July 15, 2016, there will be a coup against Erdogan and his government. As a result, 161 people were killed and thousands more were injured. Erdogan will openly accuse Fethullah Gulen's cleric and opponent.

Almost a year later, Tayyip Erdogan will bring the country to a referendum proposing constitutional changes. The result was 51%, according to local media, saying "yes" to the changes that indirectly give Tagip the right to remain in power until 2029.

Elections 2018

The powerful Turkish politician is once again thrown into the election battle on July 24, 2018, and if the percentages given to him by the polls are verified, then he will be proclaimed sultan.


Source: AlphaNews.live