He was born on May 19, 1968 in Elazig. He completed elementary, middle and high school in this province followed by graduation from Gazi University, Faculty of Education, Physical Education and Sports department in 1990.
In 1996, he completed his master degree in Firat University of Health Sciences, Department of Physical Education and Sports Program, and started to work there as a research assistant at the department of Physical Education and Sports.
After his national service, he started his Doctoral Program at Gazi University, Institute of Health Sciences Department of Physical Education and Sports and started to work as a research assistant in 2002. He was appointed as a lecturer in Firat University upon completion of his PhD. He is currently founder and Head of the Department of Sport Management, Sports Economics.
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