Life and career
Erdogan was born to a Turkish father and a Dutch mother. After his journalism studies at the School of Journalism in Utrecht, he worked as a reporter and editor for the Haarlem Dagblad, Het Parool and De Volkskrant. From 2002 he was managing editor and deputy of Times Magazine. In December 2007 he was the first foreign editor of a national magazine in the Netherlands.
In the years 2007-2010 Erdogan served as editor-in-chief of Nieuwe Revu. He changed the name to Revu but his successor, Frans Loman, changed it right back. In the Erdogan years the circulation of Nieuwe Revu dropped from 64,360 to 46,619 (by 28%), but this wasn't different from the previous and subsequent years.