Turkish President becomes most popular Muslim leader

Turkish President becomes most popular Muslim leader
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has emerged as the most popular Muslim leader in the world, GNN reported.

According to an annual popularity index of world political leaders released by Gallup International in collaboration with Gallup Pakistan, Turkish President tops the list of most popular leaders in the Muslim world with 30% popularity.

While Erdogan takes the top popularity spot among Muslim leaders, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman comes in second at 25% and President Rouhani of Iran finishes at number three with a 21% rating.

Erdogan also has the honour of being included among the top five most favoured political leaders in the world.

Merkel of Germany leads the ratings with 46% followed by Macron of France at 40%, Putin at 36%, Trump at 31% while British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Turkish President Erdogan at 30% (tied for the fifth spot).

"A total of 50261 persons were interviewed globally. In each country a representative sample of around 1000 men and women were interviewed during November-December 2019 either face to face, via telephone or online," read a statement from Gallup International's press release.