Hanefi Yeter was born in Bayburt in 1947.
He graduated from Bedri Rahmi Workshop at the Istanbul State Academy of Fine Art in 1972. In 1970, he went to Paris and studied at Academie des Beaux Arts.
In 1972, he received a scholarship and studied at the Fine Arts College in Berlin. He graduated in 1976 and continued his work in Germany.
He has had over 90 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Turkey and abroad. His works can be seen in national and international museums and private collections.
In recent years, Yeter has made sculptures as well as paintings and exhibited them in Form works, which have been organized in Ankara, Mersin and Denizli.
Currently, Yeter continues to work in Istanbul.