He was born in Demirkent village in Yusufeli Province, Artvin in 1979. He started his primary school education here and completed in Karşıyaka Alaybey Elementary School (currently named as Selçuk Yaşar Primary Education School) in İzmir. In 2001 he completed his secondary and high school education in Karşıyaka High School, İzmir. He took his bachelor degree from the Department of History at the Faculty of Language, History and Geography in Ankara University.
He started his graduate study in the Department of Turkish History at the Institution of Turkish Studies, Ege University in 2003 and completed in the Department of History at the Institution of Social Sciences at Balıkesir University by presenting his work titled “ A Source of Turkic History: De origine actibusque Getarum”. He got his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Turkic History in the Institution of Social Sciences at Ankara University by representing his thesis titled “The Huns in the Late Roman Historiography: Early Turkic Existence in the Western Eurasia”. In 2009 he has taken education for nine months in the Faculty of Philology in Saint Petersburg University as a scholar of Russian Federation trainer-language scholarship. In 2015 he has been in the Department of History at Princeton University as a visiting fellow by TUBİTAK post-doc scholarship.
He has worked as research assistant in the Department of Turkic History at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in Balıkesir University in 2005-2008 and in 2013-2014 and in the Department of Turkic History at the Faculty of Language, History and Geography in Ankara University in 2008-2013. Since 2014 he has worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Turkish History at the Institution of Turkish World Studies in Ege University.
His main field of study is Early Turkic nations in Western Eurasia and he examines Late Roman Historiography as the sources of Turkic history.
He reads in English and Russian and knows Latin, Greek and French (basic).
He is married and father of Konçuy.