Poet (b. 1955,
Osmaniye). He attended Toprakkale Dağıstan Primary School
(1967), Osmaniye İmam-Hatip High School
(1974) and graduated from Atatürk University Faculty of Literature, Department
of Turkish Language and Literature (1978). He worked as a literature and
Turkish teacher in Dörtyol (1979) and Osmaniye (1979) Secondary Schools.
His poems and
works have been published since 1985
in the newspapers Türkiye,
Zaman, Millî Gazete, Bayrak, Yeni Düşünce, Tercüman, Yeni Hafta and in the
reviews Bayrak, Çınar, Diyanet,
Altınoluk, Güneysu (editor-in-chief), Kıvılcım, Gülçiçek, Tan (Yugoslavia), Şafak (Greece), Kandil
Çocuk, Can Kardeş, Türkiye Çocuk, Azerbaycan' ın Sesi. He received an
honorable mention in the poetry competition organized by Tercüman, the first prize in the competition organized by Yeni Aksu in 1986, the third prize in
the competition about “forests” organized by the Ministry of Forestry, the
second prize in the Yunus Emre Poetry Competition organized by the Ministry of
Education and the first prize in the Poetry Competition of the Netherlands
Center of Turkish Culture. He was chosen as the Writer of the Year in the
category of children’s literature by the Writers Union of Turkey in 1995. He is
member of Writers Union of Turkey and the Anatolia Foundation.
Sabır Türküsü (Ballad of Patience, 1990), Çiçek Dili (Language of the Flower,
1991), Gökyüzü Sevinci (Sky
Happiness, 1992), Çocuk Şiirleri (Children’s
Poems, 1993), Çiçek Güzeli (Flower
Beauty, 1994), Yiğit Töresi (Tradition
of the Brave, 1995), Kır Gönül Zincirini (Break
the Chain of the Heart, 2001).
He also wrote
15 children’s fairytale books (1995).