the unknown Erdogan


From the archives of the New Files here's a portrait of the Prime Minister of Turkey by Sofia Papaioannou, which aired for the first time in May 2004. Sofia Papaioannou had then travelled to Istanbul to meet with the inner circle of the Prime Minister, his political mentors and family friends. The profile was aired in 2004 in light of Erdogan’s 2004 visit to Athens, the first official visit of a Turkish Prime Minister to Greece since 1988.