TAAC Capital Commander

Brig. Gen. Ayhan Saygin (TUR)

TAAC Capital CommanderBrig. 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.

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