I was born in 1952 in the Agios Andreas neighbourhood of Nicosia. I was a founding member and President of İKÖK (Cypriot Students and Culture Association), President of KÖGEF (Cypriot Students and Youth Federation). I took part in the management of the Revolutionary Labour Union and the Federation of Revolutionary Workers’ Trade Unions (DEV-İŞ). I also served as a member of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) Sub-District Organisation, District Executive Committee, Party Council, Central Executive Committee and Secretariat. I served as the General Secretary and the President of the party. I served as CTP Famagusta MP for 7 terms; I served as the Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy and Prime Minister. I was a columnist for Yeni Düzen and currently I write columns for Diyalog Newspaper.