Historian of literature (b. 1936, Saray village / Perşembe / Ordu – d. 15 July 1987, İstanbul) He attended primary school in the village in which he was born. He started secondary school education at Ordu Secondary School, continued at Afyon High School and finished at Haydarpaşa High School (1956). He graduated from Istanbul University, Department of Turkish Language and Literature (1962). He became the assistant of Prof. Ali Tarlan in the Department of Ancient Turkish Literature in the faculty that he had graduated from. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1978 and to professor in 1984. At times he did scientific research in the United Kingdom and Scotland (1970-72).
His final post was at Mimar Sinan University, Faculty of Literature. Besides his Divan* literature lessons in the Chair of Ancient Turkish Literature he also published research works that interpreted ancient literature with modern evaluations. In ancient Turkish literature he was regarded as a representative of the traditions of Ali Nihat Tarlan.
WORKS:Necati Bey Divanı'nın Tahlili (Analysis of the Necati Bey Divan*, PhD thesis, 1971), Necati Bey Divanı (The Divan* of Necati Bey, selections, 1973), Amrî Divanı (The Divan* of Amrî, 1979), Yahya Beyin Yusuf ve Zeliha Mesnevi*si (Yusuf and Züleyha, Rhymed Couplet Poetry by Yahya Bey, 1979), Vasfi Divanı (The Divan* of Vasfi, 1980), Divanlar Arasında (Among the Divans*, 1981), Hayretî Divanı (The Divan* of Hayretî, with Ali Tanyeri, 1981), Helâkî Divanı (The Divan* of Helâkî, 1982), Yahya Bey ve Divanı'ndan Örnekler (Yahya Bey and Examples From His Divan*, 1983), Zâtî Divanı (The Divan* of Zâtî, 1987), Hayalî Bey ve Divanı'ndan Örnekler (Hayalî Beyand Examples From His Divan*, 1987), Bâki ve Divanından Örnekler (Bâki and Examples from His Divan*). REFERENCE: Nüvit Özdoğru / Milliyet Sanat (Ağustos 1987), Durali Yılmaz / Tercüman (18.7.1987), Cemal Kurnaz / Milli Eğitim (sayı: 87, 1989), Mehmet Kalpaklı / TDV İslâm Ansiklopedisi (c. 8, 1993), Behçet Necatigil / Edebiyatımızda İsimler Sözlüğü (18. bas. 1999), Şükran Kurdakul / Şairler ve Yazarlar Sözlüğü (gen. 6. bas. 1999), Bakî ve Divânından Örnekler (Kitap Rehberi, Aralık 2001), TBE Ansiklopedisi (2001), Mehmet Nuri Yardım / Edebiyatımızın Güleryüzü (2002), İhsan Işık / Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, 2007).