He was educated at the TED Ankara College and then at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art. He worked as a radio programmer, librarian, journalist and translator until 1989 when he founded with his partner Fuat Güner (of the famous Turkish pop trio Mazhar-Fuat-Özkan (MFÖ)) FT Recording Studios in Istanbul, which was at the time the most advanced in Turkey. In 2000 he released a solo album titled Karakutu ("The black box"), which was met with great critical acclaim. He continues to live and work in Istanbul, dividing his time between freelance literary & technical translation work, music production, rehearsals and concerts with his band "Karakutu" and a "perennial virtual album" project; whereby new material is uploaded regularly and can be downloaded freely from his official website.
He continues his life in Bodrum at a tranquil bay since 2007 with his family and cats. He still writes songs and tries to survive on translations. He has great friends like Ilban Ertem, who is a talented artist.
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