Alican Ayanlar is a correspondent and presenter at TRT World. He joined TRT World in May of 2015 during the channel’s launch phase after working with various networks in Turkey for more than a decade. Since joining TRT World he has primarily covered the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria, often travelling and reporting from the country. Ayanlar grew up in the Middle East, North Africa and the Far East. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Boston University in Communication Studies.