Military man, researcher and writer (b. 2 September 1924, Elazığ - d. 27 July 2017, Istanbul). He
He started writing after he had retired and revealed that he had also
been arrested as the chief suspect of the ‘Bomb Lawsuit’ which he described as
“the Clash Between High Ranking Members of the Junta” and that he was exposed
to torture for a month in Ziverbey Villa. He spent the years 1972-
His first work in terms of literature was a
letter to the Chief of the General Staff, whom he thought was in favor of an
authoritarian government. “Open Letter to
Full General Cemal Tural” was published in the newspaper Akşam on 6
Bomba Davası (The Bomb Lawsuit, 1-2, 1986), Doruk Operasyonu (Summit Operation, 1989), Özel Savaş, Terör ve Kontrgerilla (Private War, Terror and Contra-guerilla, 1993), Kontrgerilla Cumhuriyeti (Republic of Counter-guerilla, 1993), Çeteleşme – Kontrgerilla – Gladio –Susurluk (Becoming Guerillas – Counter-guerilla – Gladio –Silence, 1999), Ziverbey’den Susurluk’a (From Ziverbey to Susurluk, 2000, collaborative work), Emperyalizmin Batağında İstihbarat Örgütleri – Doruk Operasyonu, (Secret Information Organizations in the March of Imperialism – Summit Operation) 27 Mayıs 1960’tan 28 Şubat 1997’ye – Devrimci Bir Kurmay Subayın Etkinlikleri– (From 27 May 1960 to 28 February 1997 – Activities of a Revolutionist General Staff Officer (first volume 2001, second volume 2005), Atatürk’ün Yarbayı Talat Turhan İçin Ne Dediler (What Did They Say About Atatürk’s Lieutenant Colonel Talat Turhan?, 2004), Genç Kemalistler Ordusu Davası (Court Case of the Army of Young Kemalists, 2004), 30 Ağustos Büyük Taarruz Meydan Muharebesi (30 August, Large Scale Attack and Pitched Battle, 2004), Baskın – 11 Eylül (The Raid – 11 September, 2004), ABD’de Kurukafa ve Kemikler Gizli Örgütü İktidarda (The Skull and Bones Secret Organization has Come to Power in the United States, 2004).
REFERENCE: İlhan Selçuk / Ziverbey Köşkü (1987, 6. baskı), Albay İlhan E. / Asker Yazar ve Şairler (tsz), Ersal Yavi / İhtilaci Subaylar (2003), Güngör Gençay / Üç Kapıdan (söyleşiler, 2003; aynı söyleşi: Gerçek Sanat dergisi, Mart 1996), Tufan Erbarıştıran / Bir Dava Adamı: Talat Turhan (Cumhuriyet Kitap, 23.12.2004), Güngör Türkeli / Harbiye’den Babıâliye Bir İhtilalcinin Anıları (2004), İhsan Işık / Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2. bas., 2009), TYS e mail duyurusu (27 Temmuz 2017).