Writer and translator (b. 27 December 1934, Van - d. 27 February 1986). After elementary education in Antakya, Adapazarı and Van (1955) High Schools, he graduated from İstanbul University, Faculty of Literature, Department of English Language and Literature 1960). For a while he worked as a lecturer at Erzurum Atatürk University. Later on, he entered the department that he had graduated from as a research assistant (1963). He became an associate professor (1972) and professor (1978). He did research at Nottingham (United Kingdom) and Konstanz (Germany) Universities. He prepared seminars on translation theory and organization subjects at Uppsala and West Berlin Universities and he also taught translation at Boğaziçi University within the Faculty of Literature. He won the translation award of the Turkish Language Association in 1969 with his translation of Robinson Crusoe. Göktürk, who published research articles and translations in various reviews, gave importance to language analysis and debate on styles, which were characteristics by which he was known. From 1956, his translations from Western literature and his essays were published in the reviews and newspapers, Varlık, Türk Dili, Yeni Ufuklar, Tercüman and Yeni Dergi.
Edebiyatta Ada (The Island in Literature, 1973), Okuma Uğraşı (The Profession of Reading, 1979), Sözün Ötesinde (Beyond the Word, 1989), Yenilikçi Sanatta Öğrenebileceğimiz, Çağdaş Düşünce, İpşiroğlu'ya Saygı (Things that We can Learn in New Art, Contemporary Thinking, and Respect for İpşiroğlu, 1987), Ada (Island, the concept of the Island in English Literature, 1997), Okuma Uğraşı Yazın Metninin Kavranışında Okur Metin Yazar (The Profession of Reading, the Reader, the Text and the Writer in the Understanding of Literary Text, 2001), Sözün Ötesi (Things Beyond the Word, 2002).