He’s protected Russell Crowe, Naomi Campbell and Aerosmith rocker Steve Tyler, and now Cengiz Guven is protecting Australian travellers at Gallipoli.
Mr Guven is the supervisor of site security at Lone Pine, the hilltop battlefield cemetery that will host the second Australian ceremony after the dawn service on Anzac Day.
The 30-year-old security manager from Istanbul has been taking care of things at Lone Pine for the past four years, but in between Anzac Days his work has a superstar flavour.
When Crowe attended the Istanbul premiere of his latest film, The Water Diviner, in 2014, Mr Guven was on personal protection duty.
He kept Tyler safe when the frontman and his band were in town to perform and has been on duty for Campbell, American lifestyle icon Martha Stewart and electro-dance group The Prodigy.
Switching from one-on-one to protecting thousands doesn’t faze Mr Guven, even when the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings has made this year the busiest ever for him and his team from Turkish security firm VipSec.
“It’s normally stressful but we are working here very proudly,” he told AAP as workers carried on with final preparations at Lone Pine.
“We can’t look at this project like a business.”
The civilian security team, which will handle bag and entry checks for 8000 Australians at the Lone Pine service on Anzac Day, is just a part of the enormous security machine that has swung into operation across the Gallipoli peninsula.
Nearly 4000 national and paramilitary police, and at least 1000 Turkish soldiers will be on duty when the memorial sites are locked down over Friday and Saturday.
Following recent terror arrests in Australia and ongoing instability in Syria, there have been questions about security at Gallipoli, but Mr Guven is quietly confident.
“The army is here, we are here. It will be okay,” he said.