Playwright (b. Ankara, 1922). He graduated from Konya High School (1940). He began to work as a journalist at the newspaper Vatan (1950-55). He worked as a member of İstanbul City Council and the Permanent Committee (1950-55), as a member of the Municipality Audit Council of the İstanbul Electric Tramway and Tunnel Company (1955-60) and as a member of the executive committee of the İstanbul Association of Journalists (1950-60).
He was imprisoned for three years because of one of his articles in 1947. He wrote his prison memoirs in the book Hapisliğim (My Imprisonment). He portrayed the trial of the suspects of the “Aslanköy Event” in the play İsyancılar (Rebels, 1964). He won the İlhan İskender Award in 1968 with his play Utanç Dünyası (The World of Shame), received the Yunus Emre Academic Service Foundation Grand Art Award with his play Yunus Emre in 1976 and the Turkish Language Committee Award in 1980. He is also a poet and novelist.
PLAY: Gazeteciden Dost (The Journalist Friend, 1962), İsyancılar (Rebels, 1964), Ben Devletim (I am the State, 1965), Utanç Dünyası (The World of Shame, 1968), Sarı Naciye (Yellow Naciye, 1971), Yunus Emre (Yunus Emre, 1976), Parkta Bir Sonbahar Günüydü (It was an Autumn’s Day in the Park, 1976), Ben Kimim (Who am I?, 1981), Karım ve Kızım (My Wife and My Daughter, 1985), Kıskanç (Jealous, 1987), Sevdiğim Adam (The Man I Love, 1990), Mevlânâ (1992), Savaştan Barışa, Aşktan Kavgaya (From War to Peace, From Love to Battle, 1997), Utanç Dünyası (The World of Shame, two parts, 2003).
SCENARIO: Zaferden Sonra (After the Victory, 1993).
NOVEL: Politikada Bir Sarı Çizmeli (A Strange Person in Politics, 1980).
MEMOIR: Hapisliğim (My Imprisonment, 1981, new edition with the title Hapishane Anıları - The Memoirs of Prison, 1998).
NARRATION: İnsan Bir Düşüncedir (Man is a Thought, 1983).
POETRY: Bir Zamanlar (Once Upon A Time, 1983).
ESSAY: Yüreğini Sıcak Tut (Keep Your Heart Warm, 1984), Zenginler Hükümeti (The Government of the Rich, 1999).