He was born in Limassol in 1970. After finishing secondary school at Türk Maarif Koleji, he attended the Faculty of Communication of Ankara University and graduated in 1992. He obtained his masters and PhD degrees in 1996 and 2002, respectively, from the International Relations Department of Ankara University. Between 1997-2000 and from 2002 onwards, he has lectured on nationalism, human and minority rights and Turkish foreign policy at the Department of International Relations of Near East University. Apart from these topics, he has published book chapters and articles on Islam in Cyprus in various books, periodicals and newspapers.
He also has one published report titled Minority Rights in North Cyprus (Lefkoşa, Turkish Cypriot Human Rights Foundation Publications, 2012, 140 pages) and two published books titled Toplama Kampından Meclis’e: Bulgaristan’da Türk ve Müslüman Azınlığı [From Concentration Camp to the Parliament: Turkish and Muslim Minority in Bulgaria] (İstanbul, İletişim Yayınları, 2005, 512 pages) and Kuzey Kıbrıs’ın “Ötekileri”: Rumlar, Marunîler, Romanlar, Aleviler, Kürtler [The ‘Others’ of Northern Cyprus: Greeks, Maronites, Romas, Alevis, Kurds] (İstanbul, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2014, 150 pages).