Writer (b. 1926, Bursa - d. 4 November 1983, İstanbul). He studied political sciences and economics in France (1955). After returning to Turkey, he worked as an assistant at the Turkey Middle Eastern Institute of Public Administration. He attracted public attention with his articles published in newspapers and reviews such as Ulus, Kim and Akis (1956-60). He was a member of the Founding Assembly and Constitutional Commission after the military coup on 27 May 1960 (1961).
He gained fame with his editorial articles in the reviews Yön (1961-67), which was published in 222 issues, and in Devrim, which he managed (1969-71). His fame spread even wider with his research titled Türkiye’nin Düzeni (The Regime of Turkey, 1968), which received the Yunus Nadi Award in 1969. He was kept in prison for some time after the military coup on 12 March 1971 because of his articles in the review Devrim. Among his works, the most important ones are Türkiye’nin Düzeni (The Regime of Turkey) and Millî Kurtuluş Tarihi (History of National Independence) and Türklerin Tarihi (History of the Turkish Nation).
Türkiye’nin Düzeni (The Regime of Turkey, 1968), 31 Mart’ta Yabancı Parmağı (Foreign Affairs in the Event of 31st March, 1969), Devrim Üzerine (On Revolution, 1971), Millî Kurtuluş Tarihi (History of National Independence, 3 volumes, 1974), Türklerin Tarihi (History of the Turkish Nation, 1978).
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