He graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Sciences in 1985. Alongside his
formal education, he studied various subjects related to Islamic studies and spirituality. He
later worked as a publishing house director before pursuing an academic career. He completed
his Master's thesis on Hermes and Hermetic Thought and his doctoral thesis on Existence and
Levels in Ibn Arabi, which was considered the first thesis in the newly established
Department of Sufism in Turkish universities.