Poet and writer
(b. 31 January 1916, Beşiktaş / İstanbul – d. 20 November 1989, İstanbul). His former
surname is Tevet. He wrote under the pen name M. Atsızayoldaş until 1938. After
he graduated from high school (1934) and Army Medical College (1941), he worked as a children’s specialist at military institutions such as
He went to the
Universities of Texas and Baylor as a chief assistant and academician between
the years 1953-57. He was selected as the district chairperson of the Democrat
Dr. Fethi Tevetoğlu who undertook the office of the vice president of the Justice Party between the years 1965-66, worked as a clinic chief of children’s diseases at Meinz University in Germany between the years 1973-1976, as a consultant at the Islamic Development Bank in 1975 and as the secretary-general of the same institution between the years 1976-1980. He was the chairman of the Conference of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Islamic Countries held in the years 1980-84. He was among the founders of the Institution of World Islamic Refugees and became the secretary-general of the institution. He was elected general coordinator of Arabic Countries in 1985. He also undertook duties at the Association for Opposing Communism.
His first poem Kastamonu, (Kastamonu) was published in the
review Çığır in 1934. His work was
published mostly in the monthly Turkist review Kopuz (1939-40, 1943-44), which he published in
He won the
Medical Award of the
POETRY: Yarın Turan Benimdir (Turan will be Mine Tomorrow, 1934), Türklüğe Kurban (Sacrifice to Being Turkish, 1934), Bir Bayrak Altında (Under One Flag, 1936).
RESEARCH: Fuzuli'nin Bahçesi (The Garden of Fuzuli, 1938), Tagore Hayatı ve Eserleri (Tagore, His Life and Works, 1939), Ahmet Hikmet Müftüoğlu, Enis Behiç Koryürek, Ömer Naci (Ahmet Hikmet Müftüoğlu, Enis Behiç Koryürek, Ömer Naci, 1987), Rabındranath Tagore, Hamdullah Suphi Tanrıöver ve Mehmed Emin Yurdakul (Rabindranath Tagore, Hamdullah Suphi Tanrıöver ve Mehmed Emin Yurdakul, Life and Works), Atatürk'le Samsun'a Çıkanlar (The Ones that Go to Samsun with Atatürk), Türkiye'de Sosyalist ve Komünist Faaliyetler (Socialist and Communist Activities in Turkey 1910-1960), Bugünkü Rusya (Russia Today), Açıklıyorum (I Disclose), Utançduvarı (The Wall of Shame), Milletlere Işık Tutan İki Beyanname (Two Declarations That Enlighten the Nations, Faşist Yok Komünist Var (There is no Fascist, but Communist), Kıbrıs ve Komünizm (Cyprus and Communism), Dış Politika Görüşümüz (Our Foreign Policy), Mukaddes Topraklardan Geçen Yol (Ways To the Holy Lands).
He also translated from G. Von Mende.