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|First Lady of Turkey|
28 August 2014
|Preceded by||Hayrünnisa Gül|
16 February 1956
|Political party||Justice and Development Party|
|Spouse(s)||Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (m. 1978)|
Presidential Complex (official)
Emine Erdoğan was born in Üsküdar, Istanbul. She is of ethnic Arab descent, her family comes from the south-eastern province of Siirt and the youngest child of a family of five children. She attended Mithat Paşa Akşam Art School, but left before graduation.
Erdoğan joined the "Idealist Women's Association". During these activities she met Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at a conference. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Emine Gülbaran married on 4 February 1978. The couple has four children: Ahmet Burak Erdoğan, Sümeyye, who married defense industrialist engineer Selçuk Bayraktar in May 2016, Necmettin Bilal, and Esra.
On 7 December 2010, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani conferred the Pakistani Nishan-e-Pakistan on Emine Erdoğan, in recognition of her personal efforts for the flood-stricken people of Pakistan. In October 2010, Erdoğan visited Pakistan and the flood hit areas to personally witness the devastation caused by the floods and contributed significantly in the fund-raising campaign to help the country’s flood victims.
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- "PM confers Hilal-e-Pakistan award on Emine Erdogan". Associated Press of Pakistan. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2011.
- "Turkish PM's wife presented with women's award". Anatolian Agency. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2011.
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