Writer (b. 1926, Bursa - d. 5 February 1999, İstanbul). He comes from a family who migrated from the Balkans. After attending Eyüp Elementary School, he worked as a technician at printing houses and as a bookbinder and redactor at publishing houses (1965). He worked for twenty five years at the İstanbul Municipality Printing House and the Directorate of Publications until he retired.
His first short story was published in the review Buluş (1950) and his later works appeared in Türk Sanatı, Yelken, İmece, Varlık, Türk Dili and Yansıma. In 1975 he came third at an anecdote contest held by the newspaper Hürriyet, which he entered in his brother’s name. He received an honorary mention at a novel competition organized by the newspaper Milliyet with his book Grevden Sonra (After the Strike). He collected the Sıtkı Dost Children’s Literature award in 1985 with his book Her Çocuğun Kanadı Vardır (Every Child Has Wings) and received the same award in the play category in 1987 and in the poetry category in 1989. He came third with a friend of his at the Abdi İpekçi Friendship and Peace Poetry Competition, held by the newspaper Milliyet in 1986-87.
CHILDREN’S LITERATURE: Kuşlar Gibi (Like Birds, 1957), Kıvılcım (Spark, 1959), Umutsuzlar (Those Without Hope, 1965), Dönüş (The Return, 1968), Bakışların (Your Gaze, 1968), Unutulmayan (The Unforgotten, 1969), Kırmızı Kırlangıç (Red Swallow, 1970), Kız (Girl, 1971), Macera Çocukları (Children of Adventures, 7 volumes, 1973), Şans (Luck, 1975), Pilli Bebek (Battery-Run Baby), Okyanus Çağı (Age of Oceans), Şeytan Üçgeni Yolunda (On the Way to the Devil’s Triangle, 1977), Zehirli Toz (Poisonous Dust, 1978), Nasrettin Hoca (Nasreddin Hoca), Keloğlan Masalları (Tales of Keloğlan, 1980), Altın Kuş (Golden Bird), Babamın Türküleri (My Father’s Songs, 1980), Uçan Balon (Hot Air Balloon, 1981), Her Çocuğun Kanadı Vardır (Every Child Has Wings, 1984), Eşek Kulaklı Kral (The Donkey-Eared King), Üç Altın Öğüt (Three Vital Pieces of Advice, 1985), Bir Çiçek Bin Çiçek (One Flower, a Thousand Flowers, 1987), Ben Bir Elektrik Direğiyim (I am an Electricity Pole, 1992), Bedava (For Free).
NOVEL: Dönüş (The Return, 1968), Taş (Stone, 1972), Grevden Sonra (After the Strike, 1976), Sürtük (Slut, 1973).
POETRY: Güneşli (Sunny, 1983), Çiçekle (With a Flower, 1989), Gökyüzü Parkı (Sky Park, 1989), Gül Sesleri (Sounds of Roses, 1991), Aynalı Çarşı (Mirror Market, 1991), Önce Sevgi (First, Love, 1991), Sevgi Çağı (Age of Love, 1992), Gizli Bahçe (Secret Garden, 1995), Kimbilir Ne Yakışır Her Eve Bir Çingene (Wouldn’t it be Wonderful to Have a Gypsy in Every House, 1995), Sevgi Sevgi (Love, Love, 1995), Sevince (When You Love, 1996), Delikanlı (Youngster, 1996).