Linguist and historian of literature (b. 1925, Kilis - d. 4 July 1983, İstanbul). He graduated from İstanbul Kabataş High School and İstanbul University, Faculty of Literature, Department of Turkish Language and Literature. He began to work as an academician in the department that he had graduated from. He did his PhD there, was promoted to associate professor and professor and later retired.
He published his articles in newspapers and periodicals such as İstanbul, Hisar, Türk Kültürü, Çağrı, Kubbealtı, Akademi and Tercüman. He was known for his research and studies on the history of language and literature. He opposed the language research and the creation of new words carried out by the Turkish Language Association
Mehmet Akif ve Cemiyetimiz (Mehmet Akif and Our Society, 1962), Osmanlıca (The Ottoman Language, 1962), Dil Dâvâsı ve Ziya Gökâlp (Language Problems and Ziya Gökalp, 1966), Şeyhî, Hayatı ve Eserleri (Şeyhi, Life and Works, 1968), Şeyhî'nin Hârnamesi (The Book of the Donkey by Şeyhi, 1971), Yunus Emre Divanı (The Divan* of Yunus Emre, 1972), Yeni Osmanlıca Metinleri (Texts of the New Ottoman Language, 1972), Eski Türkiye Türkçesi (Old Turkey Turkish, 1994), Diller ve Türkçemiz (Languages And Our Turkish, prepared by Mustafa Özkan, 1996), Sanat-Edebiyat Dünyasından (From The World of Art and Literature, prepared by Mustafa Özkan, 1996), Millî Eğitim ve Millî Kültür (National Education and National Culture, prepared by Mustafa Özkan, 1996), Makaleler (Articles, prepared by Mustafa Özkan, 1996).