ISTANBUL, TURKEY:  Supporters of Justice and Development Party (AKP) wave national and EU flags as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, early 18 December 2004. Tayyip Erdogan, considered a dangerous Islamist firebrand just a few years ago, claimed a place in history as the man who led Turkey through a massive reform process that unlocked the doors of the European Union for his nation. AFP PHOTO/Mustafa OZER  (Photo credit should read MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)