Writer (b. 1915, İstanbul - d. 7 May 1986). He completed his secondary
wrote about characters from village and city in his stories and novels using a
sensitive humor and satire. He was influenced by traditional Turkish theatre in
his plays and with this he was regarded as pioneer of contemporary Turkish epic
theatre. His most famous play and the one that is regarded as the first example
of Turkish epic theatre Keşanlı Ali
Destanı (Keşanlı Ali Epic Poem)
was staged in Turkey and abroad, and was also was adapted to the cinema and
television. He came first in
SHORT STORY: Yaşasın Demokrasi (Yipee Democracy!, 1969), Tuş (Key, 1951), Şişhane'ye Kar Yağıyordu (It Was Snowing in Şişhane, 1953), Ayışığında "Çalışkur" (“Çalışkur” in the Moonlight, 1954), On İkiye Bir Var (It is One Minute to Twelve, 1954), Konçinalar (The Konçinas, 1967), Sancho'nun Sabah Yürüyüşü (Morning Walk of Sancho, 1969), Yalıda Sabah (Morning in the Waterside Mansion, 1984).
PLAY: Dışardakiler (Those Who Are Outside, 1957), Fazilet Eczanesi (Fazilet Parmacy, 1960), Lütfen Dokunmayın (Please do Not Touch, 1960), Günün Adamı (Man of the Day, 1961), Keşanlı Ali Destanı (Keşanlı Ali Epic Poem, 1964, edition, 1979), Gözlerimi Kaparım Vazifemi Yaparım (I Close My Eyes and Do My Job, 1964), Eşeğin Gölgesinde (In the Shadow of a Donkey, 1965), Zilli Zarife (Shrewish Zarife, 1966), Sersem Kocanın Kurnaz Karısı (The Cunning Wife of the Stupid Husband, 1971), Vatan Kurtaran Şaban, Bu Şehr-i İstanbul ki, Astronot Niyazi, Ha Bu Diyar (Şaban Who Is Saving the Homeland, This City that is İstanbul, Astronaut Niyazi, This Land, 1971), Aşku Sevda (The Love of Love, 1972), Dev Aynası (Giant Mirror,1973), Yar Bana Bir Eğlence (Let’s Find Me Some Entertainment, 1974), Hayırdır İnşallah (I Hope Nothing’s Wrong, 1980).
SPEECH: Hak Dostum Diye Başlayım Söze (I Start by Saying My Dear Friend, 1978).
OTHER WORKS: Devekuşuna Mektuplar (Letters for an Ostrich, articles on art and literature, 1960), Ölür İse Ten Ölür Canlar Ölesi Değil (If Something Dies, the Body Dies, But Not Souls, portraits, 1979), Çok Güzelsin Gitme Dur (You Are Very Beautiful, Don’t Go, Stop, 1983), Koyma Akıl Oyma Akıl (Setting Mind, Cutting Mind, 1985), Önce İnsan Olmak (First, To Be A Human, 1987).