Cüneyt was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1957.
He has been an aquarist for more than 40 years and 27 of those years were with Discus. Cüneyt is one of the founders of the Turkish Discus Society and he is the President of this Club. He also owns and administers the largest Discus group on Facebook with over 3,700 members.
He has completed the Discus Club (Singapore) Discus Judge Training Course and is one of the certified judges of DCS.
Cüneyt has judged Discus at the following events:
- 1st Turkish Discus Championship,Turkey, 2009
- 2nd British Discus Show, Great Britain, 2009
- Shaquaria 2010 in Shanghai, China
- 3rd British Discus Show (2011), Great Britain
- Petfish 2011, The Philippines
- 1st International Discus Championship, Indonesia, 2011
- Aquarama 2011, Singapore
- 3rd Polish Discus Championship, Poland, 2011
- 3rd Dutch Discus Championship, the Netherlands, 2011
- Discusvrienden 7th Discus Championship, Belgium, 2011
- Nordic Discus Championship, Sweden, 2011
- 6th Malaysia Discus Show, Malaysia, 2012
- 2nd International Discus Championship, Indonesia, 2012
- Petfish 2012, The Philippines
- 1st European Discus Championship, Germany 2012 (President of the Jury)
- 1st East-Mediterrenean Discus Championship, Greece, 2012
- 4th British Discus Show, 2013, Great Britain (Head Judge)
He has also took part in the 2nd Discus Congress organized by NaQ in 2011 and also attended a Discus Congress in Poland the same year.
He also gave some lectures about Discus on various countries.
Besides keeping Discus he is a serious collector of seashells and fish paintings.
He also loves keeping dogs and also judged on various dog competitions in Turkey.
Cüneyt is the proud father of two sons.