Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (born 1954-02-26) is the prime minister of the Republic of Turkey.


  • In the land where riffraff (hinting the workers who want to celebrate May Day at Taksim Square) rule the heads, there will be Doomsday.
    • (2008), quoted in a "Speech on Justice and Development Party members at Grand National Assembly of Turkey", 2008-04-22.
  • The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers...
  • Democracy is like a streetcar. When you come to your stop, you get off.
  • How reputable is a doctor who flees from his hospital? An MP who runs from parliament is as reputable.
    • (2007), quoted in "Turkey on the Turn", Special Broadcasting Service (Australia), April 2007. URL accessed on 2008-11-01.
  • There are people who say that "Gül can't be my president". These people don't have good manners and they should renounce their Turkish citizenships.
  • We are all human beings. (original: Hepimiz insanız)
    • (February, 2008) during his speech commemorating turkish arson victims in Germany

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