He was born in Ankara on 27 June 1952. Primary school England started in London and completed secondary education at TED Ankara College. In 1968, while studying at TED Ankara College, he received second prize in the TUBITAK competition. In 1973 he graduated from Warwick University's Business and Computer Department. The same year he started working for Turkish Daily News. In 1984 he became General Manager of the Turkish Daily News Newspaper. He still continues this duty. During his career in journalism, he made interviews with Indra Gandhi, Muhammad Erşad, Hüsnü Mubarak and Muammer Gaddafi. Cevik received the "Superior Service" award from the Turkish-American Associations' Assembly in 1990. In 1994, the Turkish-American Friendship Council received a special award for "Outstanding News and Commentary". During 1991-1993, İlnur Çevik participated in private consultations with leading leaders such as US President George Bush, German Chancellor George Kohl, French President Francois Mitterand and British Prime Minister John Major as Special Adviser to Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel. In this period, Süleyman Coordinated Demirel with Kurdish leaders in northern Iraq. Cevik still continues his program called "Reflections on the World" which he has prepared and presented every week in Kanal 7 Television and he participates in the program "Başkent Kulisi" which is also broadcast on the same channel. He writes in the column of INVERSE AÇI in TIME. İlnur Çevik is married and has 5 children.