Journalist and writer (b. 1942, Edremit
/ Balıkesir). He graduated from Manisa High School for Boys. He is known for
his nearly one hundred interviews that were published in the newspaper Cumhuriyet between 1966-
He won the İzmir Journalists Association Hasan Tahsin Award in 1968, 1970 and 1971 and the Turkish Language Association Press Award in 1975. He worked as the editor-in-chief of the newspaper Cumhuriyet for a time. He is still a columnist at the same newspaper.
Toprak Bizim Canımız (The Soil is Our Life, 1972), Türkiye Gerçeği (The Turkish Reality, 1975), Oy Tütün Oy (O Tobacco O, 1977), Bodrum Sürgünleri (Bodrum Exiles, 1981), Sancılı Yıllar 1965-1971 (Painful Years 1965- 1971, 1985), Yılların Tanığı Üç Yazar (Three Authors Who are Witnesses of the Years, 1986), Kubilay Olayı ve Tarikat Kampları (Kubilay Incident and Religious Order Camps, 1986), Toroslardan Aşağı (Down from the Taurus Mountains, 1986), Bir Kadındı O (She was a Woman, essays, 1988), Çağımın Tanığı Üç Yazar H. V. Velidedeoğlu - Muzaffer İzgü - Samim Kocagöz (Three Authors Who Are Witnesses of My Era, H. V. Velidedeoğlu - Muzaffer İzgü - Samim Kocagöz, 1995), Kuzu Postunda Kurt / Türkiye'de Tarikatların ve Cemaatların Örgütlü Siyasî Gücü (Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing / Organized Political Power of Religious Sects in Turkey), Fethullah Hocanın Önlenemeyen Yükselişi (The Unstopped Rising of Fethullah Hoca, 1995), Şeriat Pazarı (Religious Law Bazaar, 1997), Sevdanın Adresi Belli Değil (The Address of Love is not Clear, 1998), Türkiye'nin Şeytan Üçgeni (The Devil’s Triangle of Turkey, 1998), Gözlerin Poyraz (Your Eyes are the North East Wind, 1999), Alaca Bir Öfke (A Speckled Rage, memoir, 2000), Bir Güneydoğu Gerçeği (A South East Reality, 2000), Kadınlar Yağmur ve Kuşlar (Women, Rain and Birds, 2002), İrticanın Kara Yüzü (Black Face of Reaction, 2002), 68'den 78'e Sancılı Yıllar Kuşatılmış Sokaklar (Painful Years and Besieged Streets from 68 to 78, 2002).