Researcher and writer (B. 30 April 1911, Fatih / İstanbul - D. 5 June 2004, İstanbul). He graduated from Italian Secondary School (1929), Saint Michel French High School (1932), Galatasaray High School (1933), İstanbul University Faculty of Letters Department of Turkish Language and Literature (1938). His final thesis was “Miracnâme” (Book of Ascending to the Sky), and associate professorship thesis was “A. Hamid'in Dili ve Üslubu” (The Idiom and Style of A. Hamid, 1941).
He started working as academician in İstanbul University (1941-43) and carried on in London (1943 48, 50-54), Oxford (1948-50), again İstanbul (1954-70), Chicago (1970-74) and Boğaziçi (1977-85) universities. Moreover, he worked as guest professor in Tülingen (Germany), New York and Columbia (USA), Mc Gill and Toronto (Canada) universities. His first published article is Bay article in the second volume (1943) of Islamic Encyclopedia.
STUDY-RESEARCH: Pabuççu Ahmed'in Garip Maceraları (Strange Adventures of Pabuçcu Ahmed, simplification, 1961), Eski Türk Edebiyatında Nesir (Prose in Old Turkish Literature, 1964), Eski Türk Edebiyatında Nazım (Verse in Old Turkish Literature, 2 volumes, 1966-67), Saltukname (1974), Kısa Türk Öyküleri Antolojisi (Anthology of Turkish Short Stories, 1978).
IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES: I. Palario Pei Sultani, Topkapı (In Italian), Turkish Verse (Together with Nermin Menemencioğlu, 1975) and etc.
Furthermore, his English-Turkish dictionaries that he prepared with H. C. Hony and A. D. Alderson were published.