He was born in Kütahya-Gediz in 1976. He completed his primary school in Eski Gediz and high school in Kütahya Imam Hatip High School. He completed his undergraduate education at Marmara University Faculty of Theology. He completed his master's degree with his thesis titled "Alevism-Nusayri Comparison in Terms of Faith". He completed his doctoral thesis titled "Wahhabism and Its Background" and received the title of doctorate. He worked as a teacher and administrator in the Ministry of National Education(MEB). He established the Dumlupınar University Islamic Civilization Application and Research Center(DİMAM). He was the director of the center (Dimam) for two terms (6 years). He also served as the Head of the Department of Basic Islamic Sciences and vice dean at Dumlupınar University, Faculty of Islamic Sciences. Turkel is a Turkish Higher Education Quality Council (THEQC) evaluator, IAA founding member, IAA board member, IAA international trainer and evaluator, IAA mentor and IAA International Accreditation Board (IAC) member. He is also the editor of the e-Makalat (Journal of Research of Islamic Sects).