Cüneyt Birol was born in Ankara (Turkey) in 1957.
He has been aquarist for more than 40 years and has devoted 27 years to Discus. Cüneyt is president and founding member of the Turkish Discus Society.
He leads the largest Facebook group dedicated to Discus (over 15,000 members).
He has completed the Discus Club Training Course (Singapore) Discus Judge and is one of the certified judges of DCS. Over the last 5 years, Cüneyt judged Discus about 17 international events and participated in the 2nd Discus Congress organized by NAQ in 2011; he also attended a Discus congress in Poland the same year.