Cüneyt was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1957. He has been an aquarist for more than 40 years and 27 of those years were spent keeping Discus. Cüneyt is one of the founders of the Turkish Discus Society and he is the President of the Club. He also owns the largest Discus group on Facebook with over 14000 members. He has completed the Discus Club (Singapore) Discus Judge Training Course and is one of the certified judges of DCS.
In the last 5 years, Cüneyt has judged Discus approximately 17 International events and took part in the 2nd Discus Congress organized by NaQ in 2011; he also attended a Discus Congress in Poland the same year.