Turan Hançerli

Mayor, Avcılar Municipality

He graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law in 1999 and received his LLM degree on economics law from Bilgi University in 2011. Until his election as mayor, he acted as a Trademark and Patent Lawyer.

As a result of an accident in 1993, he lost both arms and was 95% disabled. He's using two arm prostheses. He served as the Vice President of the Handicap Association of Turkey for 12 years. He was the General Secretary responsible for Law of the Handicap Confederation of Turkey.

In the 2014 Local Elections, he was elected as the Avcılar Municipal Assembly Member of the Republican People's Party (CHP). In addition, he served as the chairman of commissions for Law, Disabled People and Environment. In 2019, he was elected as Mayor of Avcılar.


Session Name Date Time Room
Inclusion matters: Leaving no one behind 2 October 2019 14:00 - 15:30 Üsküdar 3