Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the leader of "Justice and Development Party (AKP - abbreviation in Turkish)" in Turkey. He has been the Prime Minister of Turkish Republic since 2003. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was born in İstanbul on 26th February, 1954. He graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Economics and Commercial Sciences in 1981. In 2001 August, he established Justice and Development Party and his party won the year 2002 general elections. In the next general elections, which was holded in 2007, the winner was again Jusice and Development Party that took support of 46.6 percent of electors.