Mustafa Topkaya was born in Sivas, Turkey in 1955. He spent his childhood in Sivas in summers and Adana in winters. He went to primary school in Adana and he moved to Istanbul with his family in 1967. He lived there until he moved to Britain for further studies in August 1975. He improved his English and applied to study for a HND diploma (Higher National Diploma) in Computer Science.