Poet, writer and translator (b. 1929, Skopje / Yugoslavia – d. 10 June 1988). He worked as a teacher in Turkish schools after he graduated from Teachers School in Yugoslavia. He was known for the poems that were published in the reviews Sevinç where he was part of the administration for twenty years and Tomurcuk. He undertook the job of editorial writer for the newspaper Birlik from 1969. He introduced the literature of two countries to Turkish and Yugoslav readers with translations from Turkish to Serbian and from Serbian to Turkish.
His translations, poems and articles have been published frequently in Turkey in reviews such as Varlık, Türkiye Yazıları, Milliyet Sanat etc. He was the first Macedonian Turkish writer who had won an award when he won the Macedonian People’s Republic Government Award in 1950. He also won the 1983 Tınay Award for his contributions to introducing the Yugoslavian children’s literature writer Tınay through his translations. His many books have been printed in Macedonian and Turkish.
POETRY: Şiirler (Poems, 1950), Okul Çanı (School Bell, 1952), Silahşör Tavşan (The Musketeer Rabbit, 1953), Nerde Olsam (Everywhere That I am, 1953), Gelincik (The Weasel, 1954), Kırmızı Küpeler (Red Earrings, 1958), Ninniler (Lullabies, 1964), Sevgi (Love, 1965), Damlalar (Drops, 1967), Yeşil Nerde (Where is the Green, 1975), Lorca Soyutlaması (The Abstraction of Lorca, 1976), Ağaçlar Dile Gelse (If Trees Start to Talk, 1985), Harfler Ne Yer (What do Letters Eat, 1988), Çayhane Şiirleri (Tea-House Poems, 1939), Otuz Dört Sone, Ablama Sevda Şiirleri ( Thirty Four Sonnets, Love Poems for My Sister).
CHILDREN’S SHORT STORY: Bizim Sokağın Çocukları (Children of Our Street, 1961), Eski Sokağın Çocukları (Children of the Old Street, 1967), Yeni Sokağın Çocukları (Children of the New Street, 1967), Güzel Nedir Çirkin Nedir (What is the Beautiful, What is the Ugly, 1968), Bizim Sokağın Romeo ve Jülieti (Romeo and Juliet of Our Street, 1979), Eskiler Alırım Yeniler Satarım (I Buy Old Ones and Sell New Ones, 1981).
SELECTION: Nobelcilerden Çocuk Hikâyeleri Antolojisi (The Anthology of Children’s Stories from Nobel Laureate Writers, 1969), On Makedon Ozanı (Ten Macedonian Poets, 1971), Çağdaş Yugoslav Hikâyeleri Antolojisi (The Anthology of Modern Yugoslavian Stories, 1975), Çağdaş Makedonya Şiiri (Modern Macedonian Poetry, 1978).
In addition, he also translated works.