The Turkey international left Sheffield United for Fenerbahce 18 months ago and has impressed in the Turkish league.
“A lot of people had question marks over me in England because rumours were spread in football that I was a bad apple following my time at Brighton,” he told the Daily Mirror.
“I had a problem with Mark McGhee there and the press seized on that and it seemed to follow me wherever I went.
“But if I was a troublemaker why would Fenerbahce have signed me?
“They are maybe in the top five best supported teams in the world.
“They have shown they can get some of the world’s best. They wouldn’t waste their time if I was trouble.
“I come from East London and if people have a go I have a go back. But I’ve played in the Champions League against Arsenal and Chelsea and also in the Euros.
“I don’t think there is a doubt I’m a better player since leaving England. I’d love to come back and show people what I can do.”