Wife of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the 27th Prime Minister of Turkish Republic. She was born on the 21st of February 1955 in Istanbul. She is the youngest child of a family with five children, which came from Siirt to Istanbul. She went to Mithat Paşa Evening Arts School but left it before graduating. After meeting the author Şule Yüksel Şenler who was one of the pioneers of modern scarf in Turkey she actively worked in Association of Idealistic Women founded by Şenler.
Emine Erdoğan met Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during her activities in Association of Idealistic Women. They married on the 4th of July 1978. The couple has four children with following names: Ahmet Burak, Necmettin Bilal, Esra and Sümeyye.
Emine Erdoğan actively contributed to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s works who has been Prime Minister since 2002. During her years in Ankara she joined social activities like she did in Istanbul and contributed to cultural and artistic activities and social aid works. She is known as a devoted and beneficent person. For the first time in the history of republic a woman with scarf was the wife of prime minister. This ended the humiliation of religious women, which lasted for long years. Detailed information on her life is present in the book of journalist Ayla Özcan.