Writer (b. 1906, Genez District / Nevşehir – d. 16 March 1966, Istanbul). He became a hafız when he was a child and received an intensive religious education. He attended secondary school in Avanos. He worked as a teacher in Kayseri for three years after having graduated from Izmir Teachers School (1927), afterwards he was dismissed for political reasons (1930). After having worked as an examiner at the Turkish Language Society, he went to Germany to study political science. He started to work as a teacher at the State Conservatoire in 1937 and he was dismissed after seven years (1944). He worked as a translator in his later years in Samsun and İstanbul.
His first article (What Have
I Seen in My Village) was published in the review Resimli Ay. He was tried under article 142 of the Turkish Criminal
Code for his articles that were published in the reviews Resimli
Ay, Yeni Edebiyat (1942)
and Eylem, but was acquitted. His articles were also published in the
reviews Yağmur ve Toprak, Fikirler, Forum
under the pen names Edip Ekinci, Çoruhlu İbo etc. and in reviews and
newspapers such as Yeni Ufuklar, Yeni
Tanin and Ataç from
Türk İnkılabı ya da Şark ve Garp (Turkish Revolution or Orient and Occident, 1940), Asya’nın Avrupa’ya Öğrettiği (The Thing That Asia Teaches Europe, 1967), Tarih Taraması-Yüzyıllar Boyu İleri Geri Kavgası (History Scan – Reaction Progress Struggle Through the Centuries, in 2 volumes, collection, 1967), Kemalist Devrim İdeolojisi (Kemalist Revolution Ideology, 1970), Kemalizm ve Türkiye (Kemalism and Turkey, 2004).
His translations were also published.
REFERENCE: Muvaffak Şeref / Emin Türk Eliçin Yaşamından Evreler İzlenimler - Halil Aytekin / Emin Türk’ün Arkasından (Eylem, sayı: 31, 9.4.1966), Suat Taşer / İyi İnsan Ölmez (Şölen dergisi, Mart-Nisan 1966), Aziz Nesin / Has Aydın Emin Eliçin (Tanin, 20.2.1966) - Kahrolan Kuşağın Güçle Direnen Örnek Aydınlarından Biri (Yön, 7.4.1967) - Kemalist Devrim İdeolojisi ve Bu Kuşağın Trajedisi (Ant dergisi, sayı: 171, 7.4.1970), Yurt Ansiklopedisi (c. VIII, 1982-1983), İhsan Işık / Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006) - Ünlü Bilim Adamları (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 2, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013).