Poet and writer (b. 23 October 1939, Samsun - d. 07 Januvery 2017, İzmir). He attended Samsun Cumhuriyet Primary School, Ondokuz Mayıs High School and graduated from İzmir Namık Kemal High School and Foreign Language Vocational High School. He worked at the Corporation of Agricultural Studies and Introduction (1966 - 69), the Directorate of Bornova Credits and Student Residences (1969 - 70) and various departments at Ege University, Faculty of Science (1970 - 72) until he retired. From 1992, he became a columnist in the paper Gözlem, which is published in İzmir.
His first works were published in the newspaper Menteşe (Muğla, 1957-60) and in the following years they were published in the magazines Su (Sivas), Ferai (Muğla), Özleşim, Çağrı, Çaba (Bursa), Beşyaka (Fethiye), Elif, Varlık, Yeni Ufuklar, Özgür, Sesimiz, Yeditepe and Yelken. In 1963, he published a poetry newspaper named Özleşim. He gained first and second rank awards in poetry competitions held in Muğla in 1961 an in Milas in 1973, and those held by organizations such as ‘Spor Toto’. He is a member of the Writers Syndicate of Turkey and the Turkish Authors Association, the Turkish Red Crescent Society-Karşıyaka Branch.
POETRY: Yorgun Yaşayana (To Those who Live Tiredly, 1963), Çıplak Ateş (Naked Fire, 1967), Yabanistan (The Wild Land, 1968), Boşlukta Biri (One in the Vacuum, 1971), Körfez Solgunu (The Pale Gulf, 1971), Savaşa Yalnız Gidilmez (Wars are not Gone to Alone, 1975), Mavi Aydınlık (The Blue Illumination, 1979), Çiçek Güzellemesi (In Praise of Flowers, 1981), Gece Bin Çağdır (Night is of a Thousand Ages, 1990), Uzak Kıyısında Sevdanın (At the Further Bays of Love, 1991), Gizli Su (The Secret Water, 1994), Gözlerimde Saklı Sonbahar (The Fall Hidden in My Eyes, 2000).
ANTHOLOGY: Şiir ve Siz (The Poet and You, together with Ş. Gökovalı; 1965).
RESEARCH: Gel Dosta Gidelim / Çağdaş Düşüncede Yunus Emre (Come, Let's Go to Our Friend / Yunus Emre in Contemporary Thought, 1980), Samsun'dan Ankara'ya (From Samsun to Ankara, 1980), Atatürk ve Eğitimde Çağdaşlaşma (Atatürk and Modernization in Education, 1980), Atatürk Gerçekçiliği (Atatürk Realism, 1980), Atatürk'ün Halk Anlayışı (1980), Atatürk's Understanding of Public Power. Şehit Edilişinin 50. Yılında Kubilay (Kubilay in the Fiftieth Year of His Being Martyred, 1980).
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: Aslan Kurt ve Tilki (The Lion, The Wolf and The Fox, 1980), Konuşan Kutu (The Talking Box, mythology, 1993).
KAYNAKÇA: Mehmed Kemal / Politika ve Ötesi (Hür Anadolu, 28.8.1963), Ayhan Günhan (Güç, sayı: 3, 1967), İsmet Kemal Karadayı (Yelken, sayı: 10, 1970), Sami N. Özerdim (Ilgaz, Ekim 1975), Arif Coşkun / Tanıyalım Abdullah Neyzar Karahan’ı (Güneyde Kültür, Mayıs 1992), İ. Güven Kaya / Şiirle Gezintinin Kırk Yıllık Panoraması: Gizli Su (Kitap, Mart 1995), Şükran Kurdakul / Şairler ve Yazarlar Sözlüğü (gen. 6. bas. 1999), Oğuz Tümbaş / Gözlerimde Saklı Sonbahar (İzmir, Haziran 2000), Talat Kırcan (Hürriyet Ege, 22.8.2000), Ünlem Sanat Dergisi (Eylül-Ekim 2004), İhsan Işık / Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007).