Researcher of history (b. 1953, Ölçek Village / Ardahan). He graduated
from the Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Administrative Studies.
He was one of the founders of societies such as the Middle East Technical
University Society and the Ankara's Democratic Patriotic Students
Association. He was charged with making communist and Kurdish
propaganda in the review Devrimci Gençlik, which was published after
1975 and where he was the editor, and was arrested in 1976. He was
sentenced to nine years in prison in 1977 but escaped
from Ankara Central Closed Prison and went to Europe in the same year. During
his years of political exile (1978-1995), he worked as a historian at Hamburg
Institute of Social Sciences. From
İşkenceyi Durdurun (Stop the Torture, 1991), Ulusal Kimliği ve Ermeni Sorunu (National Identity and the Armenian Problem, 1992), Siyasi Kültürümüzde Zulüm ve İşkence (Oppression and Torture in our Political Culture, 1992), İslâmda Hoşgörü ve Sınırları (Tolerance and Its Limits in Islam, 1994), Türkiye'yi Yeniden Düşünmek (Rethinking Turkey, 1995), İnsan Hakları ve Ermeni Sorunu (Human Rights and the Armenian Problem, 1999), Ermeni Tabusu Aralanırken (While the Armenian Taboo is Being Broken, 2000).