Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (born 26 February 1954) is the prime minister of the Republic of Turkey.



  • In other words, the bar should be maintained at the level of a pluralistic and participatory democracy.
  • But foremost, I do not subscribe to the view that Islamic culture and democracy cannot be reconciled.
  • Everyone should unconditionally accept that Israel is an indispensable element of the Middle Eastern mosaic.
  • There exists an unmistakable demand in the Middle East and in the wider Muslim world for democratization.


  • There are people who say that "Gül can't be my president". These people don't have good manners for and they should renounce their Turkish citizenship foremost this man will be chosen democratically by the people.
    • (2007), quoted in the Turkish newspaper Haberturk. [5]
  • These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.
    • Kanal D TV’s Arena program, commenting on the term “moderate Islam” (August 21, 2007). [6]


  • We are all human beings. (original: Hepimiz insanız)
    • (February, 2008) during his speech commemorating 9 Turkish arson victims in Ludwigshafen, Germany. [7]


  • Mr. Peres, you are older than I am. And your voice is genuinely loud. I know that it is because you are, in fact, in a psychology of feeling guilty, thus you better know that I will not sound that loud. And when killing is the case, you know how to kill very well. I know how you killed the children on the beaches, I know how you shot them. Two ex-PMs of your country once told me important things. You have had such prime ministers who said, "When I enter Palestine on a tank, I feel happy — in a different way." You have had PMs who said to me "I feel happy when I am on a tank while entering Palestine." And you give me those numbers. I would release their names, in case some of you might be curious of. I also condemn those who acclaim this cruelty, because I think it is a crime against humanity as well.
    • During a discussion panel at 2009 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. [8]
  • it's not possible for a Muslim to commit genocide
    • November 2009 [9], [10]
    • Also translated as "it is not possible for those who belong to the Muslim faith to carry out genocide". [11]


  • Those who do not want to take a side will be eliminated (read as: irrelevant for) from the process.
    • (2010), quoted in the Turkish newspaper the Todays Zaman. [12]


  • There is a trouble called Twitter, the finest lies are here. Nowadays, social media is actually the headache of societies.


  • Europe, you don't want us because the majority of our population are Muslim ... We knew it but we tried to show our sincerity.


  • There was a young fellow from Ankara
    Who was a terrific wankerer
    Till he sowed his wild oats
    With the help of a goat
    But he didn’t even stop to thankera.

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