He was born in April 10, 1942 in Gölcük and graduated from Istanbul Fine Arts Academy Ceramic Department. He wrote about cinema in many magazines including Gerçek Sinema and Çağdaş Sinema and directed many commercial films, short and feature films. His first feature film The Canal adapted from Yaşar Kemal’s Tin, won two prizes in Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival in 1978. In 1983, he adapted Ferit Edgü’s novel as A Season in Hakkari and the film won Special Jury Prize in Berlin Film Festival. He is a member of Germany Film and TV Directors Guild, Berlin Fine Arts Academy and among the founding members of the Cinema department of this institute. His latest feature Gece came out in 2014.