Tahir AKYÜREK, the President of Union of Municipalities of Turkey and the Mayor of Konya Metropolitan Municipality was born in 1959, Derebucak district of Konya.
He graduated from the Law Faculty of Ankara University.
He worked in BAĞKUR’s (Social Security Organization for Artisans and the Self-Employed) Konya Provincial Directorate as lawyer and the Chamber of Commerce of Konya as secretary general.
He administered various NGOs in the past. Later he worked as a freelance lawyer.
AKYÜREK, who has been in charge of Konya Metropolitan Municipality since 2004 is at the same time;
Co-President of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG),
A member of Turkish National Delegation to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe,
Executive Bureau member of Organization of İslamic Capitals and Citys – OICC, Leaugue of Historical Citys – LHC, executive bureau and founding member of Union of Ipekyolu Cities,
The President of Union of Municipalities of Anatolian Civilizations,
And the President of the Union of Konya Municipalities.
He is married and has three childiren.