Infamous Turkish criminal who is known for his radical political views based on Pan-Turkism. He is known for having been charged for protection racketeering, coercion, and incitement to murder.
Initially acquitted for the murder of a drug smuggler, he later fled to Romania. He was then sought after and returned to Turkey where he was sentenced to eight months. He was arrested again in May of 2005.
He is allegedly a member of the underground Turkish organization Ergenekon.
During his incarceration, he married his lawyer Ozge Yilmaz.
He and Recep Tayyip Erdogan are both known for their Pan-Turkism beliefs.