1954 – Born on the 26th of February in Kas1mpa_a, Istanbul, Turkey.
1980 – He gave up football and left to work in the private sector after the military coup.
1982 – He served as a commissioned officer for mandatory military service.
1985 – He became the Welfare Party’s chairman in Istanbul Province.
– He stood for election as mayor of the cosmopolitan Beyolu, Istanbul, Turkey.
1991 – He was elected as a Member of Parliament from Istanbul Province.
1997 – He recited a well-known poem at a public meeting in Siirt in southeastern Turkey.
1998 – He was tried and convicted of inciting religious hatred.
1999 – He was sentenced to ten months imprisonment of which he served four months only.
2003 – He became the prime minister of Turkey on the 14th of March.
2004 – He became the first Turkish Prime Minister to visit Greece since 1988.
2006 – He suffered while in public a mild shock due to hypoglycemia.
– He gave a speech in New York, United States.