He was born at Eskişehir in 1946. Following his graduation from Konya Maarif Koleji, he attended Air War Academy in 1965-67 for his professional military education. Serving in different functions in the Air Force he retired in2004 as Brigadier General. During that time he continuously participated in nature and environmental activities and dealt with founding nature societies, taking posts in sports federations, trekking, scuba diving, mountain biking and windsurfing, which he still practices. Recently he serves in AKD as operation researcher, facilitator, and training manager. He is married and knows English.