Poet and writer (b. 9 June 1928, Hamitabat village / Lüleburgaz /
Kırklareli – d. 30 September 2003, İzmir). His real name was Cafer Özdilek; the
person who gave him his name was General Fahrettin Özdilek who was his teacher
in the Army. He attended primary school in his village, secondary school in
Lüleburgaz, high school in İzmir and then graduated from high school in
He took part in and held many festivals and scientific congresses at home and abroad. Some of his poems were broadcast on the Turkish Radio Television Corporation’s Channel 1 and on the radio by Necdet Evliyagil, Tarık Gürcan and Ayşe Egesoy. His poem Called Hey Hürriyet (Hi, Freedom) was published in the Cyrillic alphabet. One of his poems was set to music in Turkish classical music style. He was a member of the Professional Association of Scientific and Literary Work Owners of Turkey and the Ataturkist Thought Association.
SHORT STORY: Lüleburgaz Köprüsü (Lüleburgaz Bridge, essay, short story, 1984), Haşin Baba (Aggressive Father, 1987).
POETRY: Sonbaharın Getirdikleri (The Things That Fall Brings, 1987), Kırkıncı Bahar (The Fortieth Spring, 1988), Ay Çiçekleri (Sunflowers, 1989), Pınardan Damlalar (Drops From a Spring, 1990), Kuğular Severse (If Swans Love, 1994).
NOVEL: Razgrad Olayları (Razgrad Events, 1988), Eminin Ciğeri (The Lung of Emin, 1999).
TRAVEL LITERATURE: Çok Gezen mi (Is It the One Who Travels Most? 1993), Kutsaldır Bu Topraklar (Sanctified Lands, 3 volumes, 1997).
COLLECTION: İznik’te Göl Akşamları (Nights by Lake İznik, anthology, 1995), Özlediğim (The One I Miss, 1998).
In addition, he did translations.