Turkey's Erdoğan named the most popular Muslim leader in the world
According to an international index released by Gallup International, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been named the most popular Muslim leader in the world. The study shows Angela Merkel leading with 46%, followed by Emmanuel Macron at 40%, Vladimir Putin at 36%, Donald Trump at 31% and Erdoğan at 30%.
The annual popularity index of world political leaders was released by Gallup International on Thursday.
Erdoğan ranked fifth most popular leader in the world, according to the index.
The index shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel leading with 46%, followed by French President, Emmanuel Macron at 40%, Russian President Vladimir Putin at 36%, U.S. President Donald Trump at 31% and Erdoğan of Turkey at 30%.
Erdoğan shares this position with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who also scored 30%.
Within the Muslim world, Erdoğan is at the top with 30% followed by Saudi King Salman at 25% and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at 21%.