Journalist-writer, painter. He was born on July 5, 1938 in Acipayam / Denizli. He sometimes used the signatures Nedim Gürbüz, Oğuz Akalan and Aliş in his articles. He graduated from Cumhuriyet Primary School and Denizli High School. He did not complete his training at State Fine Arts Academy. He began with his journalism career as a painter and graphic artist in Hür Vatan newspaper (1961). Then he worked in the newspapers of Yeni Istanbul (1962-1965) and Babıalide Sabah (1965-1969). He has established his workshop and worked as a freelance painter (1969-1974 and 1980-1984). He worked as the editor-in chief for Yeni Asya newspaper (1974-1977) and for Tercüman newspaper (1977-1980). He was a columnist in Türkiye newspaper between the years 1984 and 2001. He is a member of Journalists’ Association of Turkey, Hearth of Intellectuals and Press Council.
His articles, drawings and poems were published in the journals Nasır (1957-59), Şiir (1961), Saygı Edebiyat (1966), Türk Edebiyatı (1966-67), Boğaziçi-Köprü (1982-84) and Doğuş (1985-88, with the pseudonym Oğuz Akalan). He was selected as the Painter of the Year in 1984 by İnanç journal and as the Journalist of the Year in 1994 by Journalists’ Association of Turkey. In 1998, he was awarded with 1998 Konya Kombassan Foundation’s Mevlana Grand Prize. He also has four media awards. His comic series named Deli Balta were filmed and published in TGRT for nine episodes (1990-1991). His imprisonment was requested in 1968 for five years because of the cover he had drawn in Büyük Doğu journal. He was not acquitted, but when the Law of Precautions was abolished, the case was withdrawn. He was sued in September 2000 with the claim that he insulted the government in one of his articles.
ESSAY: Dostlara Mektup (1977, as Nedim Gürbüz name), Sizi Biri Arıyor (1985), Atlar Hazır mı? (1990), Dünyayı Ölüler Yönetir (1997).
RESEARCH: Anadolu Cayır Cayır (Osmanlı’da İsyanlar, as Nedim Gürbüz name, 1978), Üçbin Türk Motifi (Orta Asya’dan Avrupa İçlerine Motiflerimiz, 1983).
HUMOR: Reis Ne Almış (humorous stories, as N. Gürbüz name, 1978), Kaybolan Kuyruk (1997).
MEMOIR: Güzel İnsanlar (1987), Meşhurları İlk Görüşüm (1997), Gazeteci Milleti (1997).
NOVEL: Kırksekiz Kırkdokuz Elli (1997).
BIOGRAPHY: Ben Adnan Menderes (1997).
CHILDREN’S BOOK: Nasreddin Hoca Serisi (illustrated, 1983).
REFERENCE: İhsan Işık / Yazarlar Sözlüğü (1990, 1998) - Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) - Ünlü Edebiyatçılar (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 4, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013). Mehmet Nuri Yardım / Edebiyatımızın Güleryüzü (2002) - Yazar Olacak Çocuklar (2004).