Writer and musicologist (b. 1946, İstanbul). He completed his higher education in Paris. He is still the Chairman of Boğaziçi University, Department of Economics with the title of professor.
He started his musical studies with Fikret Bertuğ. Later on he worked with Emin Ongan, Niyazi Sayın and Necdet Yaşar. Since 1988, he has published various articles about Classical Turkish Music in different periodicals and newspapers. In recent years he has written for the newspaper Zaman. With his book called Zaman-Mekân-Müzik (Time-Place-Music) he won the Writers Union of Turkey Music Award in 1993.
Klasik Türk Müziği Üzerine Denemeler (Essays on Classical Turkish Music, 1987), 18. Yüzyılda Türk Müziği (Turkish Music in the 18th Century, 1987), Ali Utki ve Memurlar (Ali Utki and the Officers, 1990), Zaman-Mekân-Müzik (Time-Place-Music, 1993), Aşk Olmayınca Meşk Olmaz (The Melody Does not Exist When There is No Love).