He was born in 1960 in Istanbul. He studied at Istanbul Technical University turkish Music State Conservatory. In 1981, he got accepted at the Orchestra of the State Radio inTurkey as a percusssion performer.
He has participated s a percussionist in concerts, seminars & recordings not only in Turkey, but lso in the Nederlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, U.S.A., Japan, China & many Arab countries. He has managed to obtain students almost all around Europe.
In 1994 he established 'Yarkin Turk Rhythm Group" music ensemble with Ferruh Yarkin, the brothers have released 4 albums: Ten (1999), Ten'tende (2001), Caravanserai (2002) & Hayy (2008).
He wrote the book about 'Usuls in Turkish Music'. He has been working with Jordi Savall, Kutsi Erguner, Andre Rieu & many other significants artists.