He studied in Şarkışla from primary school to high school after that he was educated at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Ankara University.
In 1972 he was conscripted into the Turkish Gendarmerie forces as internal security troops, and later was selected for Special Forces in 1975. He continued serving after his compulsory service for 18 years and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1986 and appointed as a Platoon second-in-command of the bodyguard platoon to the General Commander of the Gendarmerie Forces Burhanettin Bigalı in 1987, until he was released in 1990. In the same capacity he also served as an aide-de-camp to the Gendarmerie Chief.
After his retirement he immediately entered politics.
Yazıcıoğlu died on March 25, 2009, in a helicopter crash in the south-eastern Turkish province of Kahramanmaraş, after a political rally there on the way to the next rally in Yozgat just four days before the local elections.
He was the leader and founder of the Great Union Party (BBP), a right-wing, nationalist-Islamist political party.
He was a member of Grey Wolves during the 1970s.