Mehmet was born in a year that owes major credit to George Orwell for being widely known, 1984. Although he was born in Istanbul, Turkey his first vivid memories of his childhood were in London, England where he grew up and went to primary school. He is proud to be a Fenerbahçe fan ever since the day he was born and lives in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul, only a walking distance away from the Şükrü Saraçoğlu Stadium.
In January 2007, right on Fenerbahçe's one hundred year mark, Mehmet created a group on Facebook called "Fenerbahce Centennial" that he visionned would also attract non-Turkish speaking Fenerbahçe fans from around the world. He had sound reasoning, as he soon met Nathan through the Facebook group.
Having always had the urge to dive into journalism, he answered Nathan’s call and began writing for FBWW in July 2008. Mehmet enjoys contributing to the site and is proud to be promoting Fenerbahçe and Turkish football on a global scale.
It's safe to say that Mehmet is a complete television and media addict. His interest in media has engendered many diverse opportunities. He has previously worked for Kanal D and TRT Radio; he has translated magazines, movie subtitles and most recently a book. He has also appeared on TV commercials and films.
Learning foreign languages and travelling are two things that Mehmet loves to do. He is very fluent in French and has now set himself a goal of improving his Italian. He also considers himself as an epicurean, a connaisseur of truely good food.
Mehmet is a senior year university student in Istanbul majoring in Communication (Radio, Cinema & Television) and hopes to pursue a postgraduate degree on Media & Communications next year.