Poet and writer (b. 21 July 1936, Kütahya - d. Ö. 11 Nisan 2011, İzmit). After graduating from Kütahya Art Institute for Boys, Department of Metalwork (1954), he graduated from the Title Deeds Course in İstanbul. He served as a technician in land survey records and as a scientific civil servant in Turgutlu, Kütahya, Sarıgöl (1961) and İzmit (1964) and he retired in 1982.
His first poetry book Yollarda (On the Roads) was published in the review Yeşilay in 1954. Later, his poems, book introductions and stories were published in reviews such as Türk Dili, Yeni Ufuklar, Soyut, Varlık, Yeditepe, Güney, Dost, Yansıma, Yeni Adımlar, Türkiye Yazıları, Oluşum, Karşı Öykü, Hürriyet Gösteri, Yazko Edebiyat, Kıyı, Adam, Gerçek Sanat, Yaklaşım, Adam Sanat, Biçem etc. and in newspapers such as Milliyet, Yeni Ortam, Cumhuriyet and Kocaeli. Since 1994, he has been writing daily columns in the journal Özgür Kocaeli. He is a member of the Writers Syndicate of Turkey, the Human Rights Association, the Language Society, the Press Council and the Turkish Authors Association. He also holds a permanent press card. He has received awards from the Progressive Journalists Association, chambers of commerce, municipalities, press foundations and non-governmental organizations for the contributions he has made to the press and Turkish literature. His name was given to the street in which he lives in İzmit in 1994.
POETRY: Köprü (Bridge, 1962), Yuvarlak Masa Oturumu (Round Table Session, 1964), Hüznün Dalgın Kuşları (Distracted Birds of Melancholy, 1968), Dağlama (Branding, 1974), Çakmaktaşı Kav Kıvılcım (Flint, Tinder, Spark, 1980), Canevimden (In the Centre of My Heart, 1989), Üretimde Sevda (Love in Production, 1993), Elini Hünerle - Kuşlara Yelek Giydir (Your Skillful Hand - Put Waistcoats on Birds, 1999), Değirmen (The Mill, 2003).
SHORT STORY: Sokağın Ucu Deniz (There is Sea at the End of the Street, 1977), Irmak (River, 1979), Kentin Konukları (Guests of the City, 1990), Sırtı Çilçiçeği Bahçesi Kadın (The Woman Whose Back is a Garden of Freckle Flowers, 1996), Sokağın Ucu Deniz / Irmak (There is Sea at the End of the Street/River- All Stories, I, 2000), Benim Sevgili Papatyam (My Dear Daisy, children’s story, 2002), Serçeler ve Kediler (Sparrows and Cats, All Stories II, 2003).
NOVEL: Umudun Çiçeklendiği Günler (The Days When Hope Blossomed, 1991).
JOURNAL: Bir Şafaktan Bir Şafağa (From One Dawn to Another, 1997), Körfez Güncesi (Gulf Diary, 2003).
REFERENCE: İhsan Işık / Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2007) – Ünlü Edebiyatçılar (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 4, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013).