Researcher and writer (b. 1918, Çardak Province / Göksun / Kahramanmaraş – d. 25 August 1991, İstanbul). He attended primary and secondary school in Gaziantep and graduated from Istanbul Advanced Teacher Training School, Department of Turkish Language and Literature and Department of Philosophy (1941). He worked as an administrator and teacher at high schools in Erzurum (1941), Elazığ (1945-48) and Ankara; as a general inspector at the Ministry of National Education (1975-61); as the Assistant General Director of Advanced Teachers (1961-62) and as a teacher of literature at the İstanbul Institute of National Education (1962-75) where he retired. For a while, he carried out studies in Europe and the United States.
He was known for his anthologies as well as his short stories, research-studies and collections, which were published in newspapers and reviews such as Vatan (1941), Yedigün ve Çınaraltı (1942-45), Cumhuriyet Zafer (Ankara, 1954-60) Milliyet (1955-71), Yeni İstanbul (1956-57) Yaratış, Varlık, Hisar, Türk Edebiyatı, Hayat, Hayat Tarih and Gösteri. He was honored with a certificate of appreciation and a monetary reward from the Ministry of Culture in 1986 for his “eminent services to Turkish culture and arts”.
Eski Türk Hayatı (Ancient Turkish Lifestyle, 1958), Türk Romanları (Turkish Novels, 1970), Türkçe Kadın-Erkek Adları (Male and Female Names in Turkish, 1972), Diyorlar ki (They Say That, editing, the interviews of Ruşen Eşref Ünaydın, 1972), Lehçetü'l-Hakayık (Dictionary of the Truths, including an examination on the editing of the work by Director Ali Bey, 1972), Başmabeynci Lütfi Bey'in Anıları (Memories of Lütfi Bey the Lord High Chamberlain, last days of the Ottoman State, simplification, 1973), Yeni Osmanlılar Tarihi (History of the Neo-Ottomans, simplification from Ebuzziya Tevfik, 1973), Eslâf (The Former Ones, simplification from Reşad, 1974), Türk İslam Tarihinden (From the History of Turkish-Islam, simplification from Nevadir-i Süheyli, 1974), Olgun Sözler (Mature Words, simplification from Kâmilü'l Kelâm, 1975), Kırım Tarihi (History of the Crimea), Tutiname (The Bird Book, simplifications, 1974-76), Tanzimat Dönemi Türk Edebiyatı Antolojisi (Anthology of Turkish Literature during the Tanzimat Reformation Period, 1972), Servet-i Fünûn Dönemi Türk Edebiyatı Antolojisi (Anthology of Turkish Literature during the Period of the Servet-i Fünûn*, 1973), Sait Paşa'nın Anıları (Memories of Sait Paşa, summary and explanations of the Memoirs of the Grand Vizier Sait Paşa, 1977), Eski İstanbul'un Ünlüleri (Celebrities of Ancient İstanbul, 1978), Şair Dertli (Şair Dertli, 1979), Türk Edebiyatında Kahramanlık Şiirleri Antolojisi (History of Epic Poems in Turkish Literature, 1981), Metinlerle, Örneklerle Şairler ve Yazarlar (Poets and Writers with Texts and Examples, 1981), Dünya Edebiyatı Antolojisi (History of World Literature, 1982), Divan Edebiyatı Antolojisi (Divan Literature Anthology, 1983).