Poet and writer (b. July 1950, Rize - d. 16 November 2009, İstanbul). He attended primary and secondary school and received private education on religion. After working as a lecturer in courses on the Holy Koran, he entered İstanbul University, Faculty of Economics in 1970. In 1972 he left the faculty and started as a journalist on the newspaper Babıâli'de Sabah. He entered the Atatürk Institute of Education in 1973 and graduated in 1976. After working as a teacher of literature for a short time, he resumed his career as a journalist.
His poems and satires have been published in the reviews Türk Edebiyatı and Boğaziçi from 1980. Writer of many scripts, Mete’s numerous works have been filmed for the cinema. One of his works, Bizim Ev (Our Home), was made into a television series in 1990. Çizme (Boots) was filmed in 1991 and received the Writers Union of Turkey Best Screenplay Award in 1992. Mete has been the writer of many other scripts such as Bizim Yunus (Our Yunus), Köstekli Saat (Hobbled Watch), Veysel Karani (Veysel Karani), Ahmed Bedevi (Ahmed Bedevi) and Evlere Şenlik (Full of Joy) and has worked on many documentaries as scenarist and text writer. The television series Deli Yürek (Crazy Heart) that he wrote was broadcast in 2000 and attracted a lot of attention. He received the Writers Union of Turkey Press/Anecdote Award in 2003.
NOVEL: Bolonya Tüneli (Tunel of Bologna, humorous novel, 1978), Çığlığın Ardı Çığlık (Scream after Scream, 1989), Çizme (Boots, 1991), Yerden Göğe Kadar (From Earth to Sky, 1993), Asker ile Cemre (Cemre and the Soldier, 1993).
POETRY: Gülce (Like a Rose, 1989).
REFERENCE: Agâh Özgüç / Türk Filmleri Sözlüğü (c. 3, 1997), Ömer Lütfü Mete ile Sohbet / Deli Yürek’te Kim Kimdir? (Genç Alperen, Ocak-Şubat 2000), TBE Ansiklopedisi (2001), İhsan Işık / Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2. bas., 2009), Türkiye Kültür ve Sanat 2010 Yıllığı (2010), Ali Buhara Mete (imdb.com, 17.11.2020), Ali Buhara Mete (sinematurk.com, 17.11.2020), Ali Buhara Mete (diziseti.tv, 17.11.2020), Ali Buhara Mete (beyazperde.com, 17.11.2020).