Akan Kursat was born in Nicosia on June the 15th, 1974. After completing his Secondary education at the Bayraktar Turk Maarif College he went to England where he was admitted to study law at Buckingham University. He was graduated from this University in the year 2000 with LL.B. Honours title. His Diploma was presented to him by Margaret Thatcher. He has done his Pupilage with Talat Kursat & Co legal Chambers, after which he became a partner to the Firm.
Akan Kursat is married to a colleague of his and has a newly born baby.