World music performer who was widely regarded as one of the most popular singers in the Arabic world. During his illustrious career he released more than 40 studio albums and successfully transitioned into film work.
He performed at weddings and in restaurants before making his big break.
He survived several assassination attempts, one in 1998 and another in 2011.
He was married to Ayşegül Yıldız from 2011-2013.
He collaborated with İdo Tatlıses in 2017.