Author and translator. He was born on August 10th, 1946 in Sivas. In 1966 he was graduated from the Military academy. Due to political motives he was drummed out of the army in 1971, afterwards he was imprisoned for 3 years. In 1975 he published a monthly socialist culture journal named Birikim together with Murat Belge. He served as the chief editor of the Journal.
His articles and translations about current and political topics written with a perception not indulging in uncritical approaches were commonly published in Birikim. Later on he collected his political articles those had been published in this journal into a book. He assumed the editorship of many books. After 12th September 1980 military coup he went abroad and lived in France for a while. He returned to Turkey in 1989 and assumed the chief-editorship of Birikim once again.
ESSAYS: Henüz Vakit Varken Kürt Sorunu (1991), Sosyalizmin Bunalımı: Ne Yapmalıydık? Sosyalizmi Yeniden Düşünmek 1 (2007), Sosyalizmde Devrim Sosyalizmi Yeniden Düşünmek 2 (2007).
BOOKS THAT HE CO-AUTHORED WITH OTHER NAMES: Kışladan Anayasaya Ordu: Siyasi Kültürde TSK'nın Yeri, Yoksulluk Halleri - Türkiye'de Kent Yoksulluğun Toplumsal Görünümleri, Yeni Bir Sol Tahayyül İçin Birikimden Seçmeler 1, Bir Zamanlar Ermeniler Vardı!..., Geleceğin Solu Solun Geleceği, Kentte Birlikte Yaşamak Üstüne, Dünün ve Bugünün Defterleri Türkiye Sorunları Dizisi 6 / 2 1988 Yıllığı, İşçi Sınıfının Öncü Rolü Teknoloji ve İşçi Sınıfında Değişim, Tarihin Sonu mu?
AS EDITOR: Ağa Şeyh Devlet, İslâm’ın Psikanalizi, Labirentin Sonu, Sürgün, Göç ve Ölüm.
EDITING: Yeni Osmanlı Düşüncesinin Doğuşu.
TRANSLATION: Marx’ın Felsefesi (from Etienne Balibor), Marx’ın Sosyolojisi (from Jean - Pierre Drand).