Poet and writer (b. 7 January 1944, Patnos / Ağrı - d. 11 June 2016). In some of his work he has used pen names such as Akcaoğlan, Kûrşat Koray and Sadi Pelenk. He attended Patnos Central Primary School, graduated from Erzurum High School and Ankara Gendarme Noncommissioned Officer School. He started to work at the newspaper Patnos Postası where he was a writer for two years (1962-64), after which he became a gendarme noncommissioned officer in different cities and districts (1966 to 1986). Since 1986, he has worked as an author and text writer at Türkiye, Türkiye Newspaper Radio and Television Channel and the review Türkiye Çocuk. At present he writes freelance for the review Size and the newspaper Yöremiz. He is a member of the Professional Association of Scientific and Literary Work Owners of Turkey, the Musical Work Owners Society of Turkey and the Writers Union of Turkey.
His first poem was published in the newspaper Milletin Sesi (Erzurum) in 1959. His following works were published in the reviews Türk Edebiyatı, Hareket, Boğaziçi, Çığır, Kültür ve Sanat, Ede, Ece, Çele, etc. For his work, he has been given awards by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of State and different reviews and municipalities. About ten works have been set to music in different styles.
POETRY: Sular Susadıkça (If Water Gets Thirsty…, 1992), Ferman (Imperial Decree, 1993), Gönül Cemresi (Warmth of the Heart, 1995), Gülendam (Beautiful Figure, 1996), Esintiler (Breezes, 1998).
ESSAY: At Nalında Diş Yarası (Toothache in a Horseshoe, 1992), Ölüler de Öldürülür (The Dead are Killed Too, 1993), Zamanın Zembereği (Mainspring of Time, 1995).
RESEARCH: Şiirin Kanadında (On the Wing of a Poem, 1995), 20. Yüzyıl Türk Şiirinde Beş Şair (Five Poets of 20th Century Turkish Poetry, 1996).
SHORT STORY: Yunus Meltemi (Breeze of Yunus, 1992), Sığ Sular (Shallow Water, 1992).
NOVEL: Kara Kasırga (Black Tornado, 1991), Şahidim Kılıcımdır (My Witness is My Sword, 1991), Uçurumun Çağrısı (Call of the Abyss, 1993), İğde Dalı (Oleaster Branch, 1993), Anatolia'nın Etekleri (The Bottom of Anatolia, 1993), Dağların Türküsü (Songs of the Mountain, 1993), Bir Demet Leyla (A Bunch of Leila, 1993), Unutulmayan Sevdalar (Unforgotten Love, 1998).
In addition to these, he has written many children’s novel and fairytales.
REFERENCE: Gönlümüz Şiir Denizinde Oltadır (Zaman, 31.5.1992), Mustafa Nadir Önay / Folklorden Devralınan Temiz Türkçenin Virtüözü (Matbuat, Temmuz-Ağustos 1995), Ayhan İnal / Sadettin Kaplan ve Gülendam (Karınca, sayı: 720, Aralık 1996), Tuğrul Ertürk / Mensure-i Hamse (Ortadoğu, 2.8.1998), Mehmet Nuri Yardım / Romancılar Konuşuyor (2000 İhsan Işık / Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2007) – Ünlü Kadınlar (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 6, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), Ünlü şair ve yazar hayatını kaybetti (acunn.com, 14.06.2016).