Muammer was born in 1965 in Izmir and gained his degree in Turkish Literature from Ankara Gazi University.

In 1995 he first came to Fethiye as a teacher of Turkish Literature in a local sixth form college where he also acted as Deputy Principal.

In 2004 he was appointed Director of Fethiye’s newly built Cultural Centre, a role he continues to fill.

He is married with two teenage sons aged 14 and 16.

Muammer says he initially fell in love with Fethiye’s natural setting then, over time, realised how friendly the people were.

Following the recent success of the choral concert staged at the Cultural Centre he hopes to stage a classical concert, a ballet and an opera before the end of 2011.