He was born in born in 1953, Balıkesir. He has been living in Ümraniye since 1961. After graduating from Istanbul Higher Institute of Islam, he served as a teacher at Laboratory Vocational High School in Adana.
Studying at Public Administration Department of School of Administrative Sciences of METU, Can took up business after serving as a reserve officer in the army.
Being in the active politics since his early ages, Can served as Welfare Party’s (RP) District Chairman of Ümraniye and Vice Chairman of Istanbul
He served as the founding vice chairman of the Justice and Development Party’s (AK Party) Istanbul Organization, responsible for advertising and media relations. Having been nominated by AK Party in 2004 Local Elections, he was elected as the mayor of Ümraniye; and he still continues his duty. Can is married and has two children.