2012 OG (London), 91 kg – 9th
2011 ECh (Amateur) (Ankara) - 3rd
2010 WCh (University) (Ulan Bator) – 3rd
2008 OG (Athens), 91 kg - 9th | WCh (University) ( Kazan) – 3rd
2007 ECh (Union/Amateur) (Dublin) – 3rd
2006 WCh (University) (Almaty) – 2nd | ECh (Union/Amateur) (Pecs) – 1st
Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships
Born in Uzbekistan to a family of Meskhetian Turkish descent. His family fled the country, first to Russia, then to Azerbaijan, until they finally settled in Turkey in 1996.