Huseyin Akturk was born in Izmir, Turkey. He is currently Managing Director of AB Akademi, an Ankara based project management consultancy firm and General Manager of ab-ilan.com, an internet platform (visited by 200.000 people a month) aimed at promoting Turkey's accession process. Akturk completed the International Baccalaureate Programme at Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of South Africa, in the Kingdom of Swaziland as a United World College Scholar. He graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 2007 with a major in International Relations and minors in Economics and Administrative Sciences. He started his professional career as an Africa Analyst for International Strategic Research Organization. He served in many organizations including but not limited to Kale Group, The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges, United Nations. Previous to his current job, he worked as Social Research Expert in an EU funded technical assistance Project, Internal Migration Integration Project. Currently he is working as a consultant in EU funded projects in Turkey.