Ayhan Ozer is an engineer by profession; he holds an MSc degree from the Technical University of Istanbul. He and his family have been living in the United States since 1971.
Mr Ozer has been active in the Turkish cause in a variety of capacities as president, vice president, public relations director, fundraiser, writer and lecturer to name a few.
He and his wife Angul were among the founding members of the Assembly of the Turkish-American Associations (A.T.A.A.) in May 1980 in Washington D.C. At that time he was elected the regional V.P. of the Assembly and worked tirelessly in that capacity until 1986.
His dedication, vision, broad experience and knowledge in issues related to Turkey, and his writings and commentary have always been an asset for the Turkish community. He served twice as the president of T.A.F.S.U.S. (Turkish-American Friendship Society of the United States) in Philadelphia, the Regional P.R. director of the Federation of Turkish-American Associations in New York, and most recently served as the P.R. chairman of the faith-based Turkish cultural organization in Pennsylvania (Turkish-American Muslim Cultural Association).
He served for ten years as the Editorial Page Editor of The Turkish Times published in Washington, D.C., and contributed articles to that publication as a Political Analyst.
He continues writing opinion articles on a regular basis for area newspapers such as Bucks County Courier Times and Asbury Park Press.
He is also a lecturer and a luncheon speaker. His credits in that area include Princeton Rotary Club, Rutgers University, Bucks County Community College and various churches.
Mr Ozer speaks Turkish and French and lives in Pennington, New Jersey.