Dönüm was born in 1980 in Bingöl/Kiğı. He completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Istanbul and his university education in Niğde. He started his calligraphy training with the classical method in 2002 with calligrapher Aydın Ergün. He practiced calligraphy in reqa’, thuluth, nesih, celi thuluth, celi diwani, diwani scripts, and continues to work as a freelance artist. He started his calligraphy studies also in 2002. After having taken courses from the calligraphy master Etem Çalışkan for two years, he now continues his freelance work in Istanbul. He is married and has three children.