Prolific and controversial composer who drew great inspiration through the folklore and traditions of his indigenous Turkey. He was commissioned from the 2011 Schleswig-Holstein Musik Event to compose a clarinet concerto predicated on the legacy of Persian poet Omar Khayyam. It had been performed by Sabine Meyer. His 1st structure was a piano sonata, created in 1984 when he was 14. He became one in an extended line of performers to get a suspended 10-month prison term from an Istanbul courtroom for allegedly insulting Muslims and Islam on Twitter. He was created right into a Muslim family members, but he later on became an atheist. He utilized approaches for his 1997 piano structure “Black Globe” that are generally connected with John Cage.