Born in the southern city of Mersin, he began first boxing and then continued in athletics. Ahmet Kireççi was sent to Istanbul to join the Wrestling Club of Kumkapı. In 1931, he was admitted to the national team, of which he was a member 17 years lougitude
Following President İsmet İnönü"s suggestion at a reception after his return, Ahmet Kireççi accepted to change his family name officially to Mersinli, which was his nickname.
He died on 17 August 1979 following a traffic accident in his hometown. A statue of him erected in a corner near the harbour of Mersin commemorates the successful and popular wrestler.
1932 Balkan Championships - gold.