Sener Elcil was born in Kalavasos, Larnaca in 1963. He had to migrate with his family twice due to the societal incidents and conflicts in Cyprus in 1960s and 1970s.
After completing his high school education in Famagusta, he graduated from Teacher Training College in 1984 and worked in various schools as a primary school teacher. In 1986, Elcil has started to take an active role as a unionist and he is continuing his career as General Secretary of Cyprus Turkish Teachers’ Trade Union (KTÖS) since 2001.
Şener Elcil as General Secretary of KTOS puts in significant effort for re-unification of Cyprus against the ongoing invasion and division of Cyprus since 1974; demilitarizing and disarmament of the island and; contributing to the struggle of Cypriots demanding respect to their political will and the human rights.
Elcil also endeavours to promote free, quality and democratic education for all in the society. Besides, he’s taken part in the Establishment Committees of Home for Cooperation, Queer Cyprus Association, Trade Union’s Platform (Sendikal Platform), Bi-communal Teachers Platform and many others in Cyprus.