Researcher and writer (b. 1 January 1938, İstanbul). He graduated from Kabataş High School for Boys (1955) and Istanbul University, Faculty of Literature, Department of Turkish Language and Literature, Advanced Teachers School (1959). He became an assistant in the department he graduated from after having worked as a teacher of literature at Erzurum High School (1959- 61). His PhD was on Mizancı Murad Bey Hayatı ve Eserleri (Mizancı Murat Bey Life and Works, 1967). He became an associate professor with his thesis Reşat Nuri Güntekin'in Romanlarında Şahıslar Dünyası (World of Characters in the Novels of Reşat Nuri Güntekin, 1977) and a professor with the presentation of his thesis Jön Türklere Dair Vesikalar I-Edebiyatçı Jön Türklerin Mektupları” (Documents of the Young Turks I – Letters of the Young Turk Writers, 1982).
He worked as the Dean of Van 100. Yıl University, Faculty of Science and Literature (1982- 85) and academician (1985-87). During these years, he gave lectures on Turkology at universities in Paris (1963-64) and Warsaw (1982-82). He has worked at Marmara University, Faculty of Education since 1987. His articles were published in the reviews İ.Ü. Edebiyat Fakültesi Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı Dergisi (1963-71), Hisar (1970-71), Türk Edebiyatı (1984), Türk Kültürü (1980) and Türkiye Günlüğü.
Jön Türklere Dair Vesikalar I - Edebiyatçı Jöntürkler'in Mektupları (Documents of Young Turks I - Letters of the Young Turk Writers, 1982), Reşat Nuri Güntekin'in Romanlarında Şahıslar Dünyası (World of Characters in the Novels of Reşat Nuri Güntekin, 1984), Reşat Nuri Güntekin (Reşat Nuri Güntekin, 1989).
He has also edited collections and other work.