Tahir Akyurek

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Tahir Akyurek, (born 1959, Derebucak, Turkey) is a Turkish politician of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the current mayor of Konya.

After he graduated in law from Ankara University, Tahir Akyurek worked in Konya as a lawyer at the Provincial Directorate of Bag-Kur.

He has also served as General Secretary of the Konya Chamber of Commerce.

In the 2004 local government elections he scored 63% of the vote and was elected mayor of Konya. [1] He was elected for a second term in the March 2009 election.

He is married with three children.

In 2009 he announced that Konya would introduce a "smart bicycle" facility into its transport system in 2010. [2]


  1. ^ "Ruling party ruling the roost in Anatolian Konya". Hurriyet. 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  2. ^ "Konya Municipality to start 'smart bicycle' system". Today’s Zaman. 2009-01-12. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 

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