Attacking midfielder who has played for several German clubs, including Borussia Mönchengladbach, FSV Mainz 05 and VfL Wolfsburg. He debuted with the Turkish national team in 2015 and has represented the country at tournaments like UEFA Euro 2016.
He began his youth career with Sportfreunde Fasanenhof.
Though he eventually played for Turkey internationally, he represented Germany from the under-17 through under-21 levels.
He has a brother named Yusuf. He married a woman named Hatice in 2015.
He has played with Arda Turan on the Turkish national team.