He was born in Thessaloniki in 1881. His mother, his father Ali Riza Efendi. In turn, Neighborhood School, Master Shams School, Thessaloniki, Civil Rüştiyesi, Thessaloniki Military Rüştiyesi, Thessaloniki Military Senior High School, Military Academy and the Military Academy and went. Military Junior High School math teacher in 1893 by reading the name "Abraham" was named by the addition of Mustafa Kemal. Graduated from the Military Academy in Damascus, began his career with the rank of captain.