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.
He is married with three children.
In 2009 he announced that Konya would introduce a "smart bicycle" facility into its transport system in 2010. 
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- "Konya Municipality to start 'smart bicycle' system". Today’s Zaman. 2009-01-12. Retrieved 2009-09-24.