TAAC Capital Commander
Brig. Gen. Ayhan Saygin (TUR)
Brig. Gen. Ayhan Saygin was born in 1967 in Balikesir, Turkey.
After his graduation from Infantry School in 1990, he worked as a team and company commander in different parts of Turkey until 2002. He studied at the Turkish War College between 2002 and 2004. His posts include:
2004-2006 – Operations and training branch chief in a mechanized infantry command
2006-2007 – Plans officer in the 3rd Army Corps
2007-2008 – Worked under the command of the Afghanistan Turkish Task Force
2008-2009 – Mechanized infantry battalion commander
2009-2012 – Turkish Army military attache in Paris
2012-2013 – Brigade deputy commander
2013-2015 – Chief of staff to an Army corps
2015-2016 – Army Recruitment Main Office commander
His professional qualifications include a Master’s degree in Humanities and Social Sciences at Paris Sorbonne University. His language skills include French (advanced) and English (intermediate). Saygin is married and has one child.