Researcher and writer (b. 1958, İstanbul). He has also written under pen names such as Ali Kürek, Erhan Çam, Kemal Demir, Melih tezgör, Osman Konur and Suat Alaca. He attended primary school in Ankara and completed his elementary education at İstanbul Bakırköy High School. After having changed three faculties, he graduated from Boğaziçi University, Department of History (1985). He was involved in theater as an amateur for a time then professionally. He worked as a writer on Ana Britannica (Britannica) and various publications and was history redactor on the encyclopedia Büyük Larousse (Great Larousse).
He is generally known for his works on the history of attitudes and especially on the history of Islamic heterodoxy. He won the 2001 Writers Union of Turkey Novel Award with his work İki ile Bir (Two and One).
STUDY-RESEARCH: Tarih Heterodoksi ve Babaîler (History Heterodoxy and Babais*, 1990), Yeniçerilerin Bektaşiliği ve Vak'ayı Şerriye (Bektaşi Property of the Janissaries and the Auspicious Incident, 1991), Günümüz Aleviliğinin Sorunları (Problems of Modern Alawism, 1991), Sabah Rüzgârı - Enel Hak Demişti Nesimî (Morning Wind – I am the “Enel-Hak”* Said Nesimi, 1992), Dönüyordu - Bektaşilikte Zaman Kavrayışı (It was Turning – The Concept of Time in the Bektaşi, 1993), İsmail (İsmail, 1999), Son Yeniçeri (The Last Janissary, 2000).
NOVEL: İki ile Bir (Two and One, 2001).
He has also translated from English.