Mr. Taha Ayhan graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Law (LLB) and Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relations in 2009. While continuing his master’s (LLM) program in EU Relations at Vrije Universiteit Brussels and Administrative Law at Galatasaray University, he completed his master’s degree (LLM) in Constitutional Law at Istanbul Şehir University. He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies (J.D) in Constitutional Law.
Since 2009, he practices law at his family-owned firm, Ayhan Law. In addition to his legal practice, he actively participates in various NGOs focusing on education, youth, sports, and social development. He currently serves as the Vice President of the World Ethnosport Confederation, the Freedom and Justice Association President, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Archers Foundation.
In October 2018, the General Assembly of the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) unanimously elected Mr. Ayhan as the ICYF President and Chairman of the ICYF Executive Board. ICYF, an international institution affiliated to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has been established by the national umbrella youth organizations of the OIC member states and international youth NGOs in non-OIC geography.
Married, has three children. He is fluent in English and also speaks French and Arabic.
Awards & Medals
In recognition of his efforts towards ensuring equal access to opportunities for the youth, addressing issues faced by young people hindering them from reaching their full potential, and advocating for the Palestinian Cause, Mr. Ayhan has been awarded with several prestigious international awards including;
* The Star of Merit by order of the President of the State of Palestine for his extraordinary efforts dedicated to the sake of Palestinian youth in August 2022,
* The “Rose of The World”, a gold medal with the title of “Peacemaker of the Planet” by the International Humanitarian Academy in September 2022,
* The state award medal of “100th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Republic of Tatarstan” by the Rais of the Republic of Tatarstan for his dedication and contribution to the development of youth in Tatarstan in August 2023.