Military man (b. 3 January 1925, Tokat). A retired lieutenant general, he is the cousin of the former Prime Minister Ferit Melek. He graduated from Kuleli Military High School and the Land Forces Academy. He served as the Commander of Martial Law in Diyarbakır and the surrounding region, General Staff Captain of Intelligence, lecturer on the history of war, geopolitics and military geography at the Military Academy, Military Attaché in Bucharest and retired in 1992. He is an honorary member of the Professional Association of Scientific and Literary Work Owners of Turkey and a member of the Atatürk Research Center.
WORKS:Harp Yönetimi ve Atatürk (Battle Management and Atatürk, 1969), Malazgirt Meydan Muharebesi (War of Malazgirt, 1971), Jeopolitikten Taktiğe (From Geopolitics To Tactics, 1971), Atatürk ve Askerlik (Atatürk and the Military Issues, two separate books in Turkish and English, 1992), Türkiye'nin ve Türk Dünyasının Jeopolitiği (The Geopolitics of Turkey and the Turkish World, 1993; with the title “The Geopolitical Situation of the Turkey and the Turkish World”, 1998), Evrimleşen Türk Devrimi (Evolving Turkish Revolution, 1998), Terör, Neden Türkiye? (Terror, Why in Turkey?, 1998), Kutsal Ocak (Sacred January, 1999), Kafkasya'nın Gelişen Jeopolitiği (Developing Geopolitics of the Caucasus, 1999), Türk Devrimi ve Türk Dünyası (Turkish Revolution and the Turkish World, 2000), Avrasya Birliğine Neden Hayır (Why No To The Eurasian Union?, 2000), Avrupa Birliğine Neden Hayır-2 (Why No To The European Union?-2, 2002).