Researcher of literature and translator (b. 1925, Çorum). He attended primary school in Çorum and completed his elementary education in İzmir and at İstanbul Kabataş High School for Boys (1944). He discontinued his study at the School of Advanced Economics and Commerce. Afterwards, he graduated from the Department of Turkish Language and Literature at the same school (1954). He worked as a teacher of literature at various schools in İstanbul. He received his PhD at the Sorbonne University (1969). His PhD thesis was on “Fransızca’dan Türkçe’ye Gelen Sözcüklerle İlgili İncelemeler ve Bu Konuda Sözlük” (Research on Words That Came From French to Turkish and a Dictionary on the Subject). He worked as a teacher at İstanbul University, School of Foreign Languages (1970-80) after having returned to Turkey.
His poetry, essays, interviews, short stories and translations were published in the reviews Ayda Bir, Varlık, Türk Düşüncesi, Ses, Hayat, etc. and in newspapers such as Yeni İstanbul, Vatan, Akşam, etc.
RESEARCH: Abdülhak Şinasi Hisar: Hayatı, Sanatı ve Eserleri (Abdülhak Şinasi Hisar: Life, Art and Works, 1961), Tevfik Fikret ve Şermin (Tevfik Fikret and Şermin, 1973), Şiire Adanmış Bir Yaşam: Yahya Kemal Beyatlı (A Life Dedicated to Poetry: Yahya Kemal Beyatlı, 1998).
INTERVIEW: Yahya Kemal'le Sohbetler (Conversations with Yahya Kemal, 1959).
STUDY: Yabancılara Türkçe Dersleri (Turkish Lessons for Foreigners, 1979), Yabancılara Türkçe Dilbilgisi (Turkish Grammar for Foreigners, 1980).
His translations have also been published.