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Profile: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dominated Turkish politics for more than two decades, serving as both prime minister and president of Turkey.

The polarising leader has divided the country. His supporters see him as a strongman who has overseen economic growth but his opponents have criticised him for his increasing authoritarian tendencies.

Here’s a look back at Erdogan’s rise to power and how he came to be one of Turkey’s most influential leaders
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