Born and raised in Istanbul, Lider completed his bachelor's degree in American Studies. In his sophomore year, he volunteered for numerous NGOs and coordinated projects based around social issues, human rights, economy, and politics, some of the projects he volunteered for still resonates with him. His NGO experience enabled him to become familiar with a variety of subjects, including project management and development.
He has been fascinated with the concepts of cyberculture and cultural studies since his high school years and he translated and wrote materials centered around these themes. Academically, he focuses on strategic intelligence and is especially interested in ways to develop anti-corruption measures.
Lider tries to be as active physically as he is intellectually, he enjoys a number of hobbies centered around nature, he loves to run after midnights and explore abandoned places in his spare time.