Writer (b. 8 October 1961, Karataş / Sivas). He used the names of A. Turan Karataş and Ahmet Turan Karataş. He attended Ulaş Primary School (1974), Sivas İmam Hatip High School and Atatürk University Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Turkish Language and Literature (1986). He worked as a journalist from the time he was a faculty student until 1987. In the same year he stopped working as a journalist and was appointed as a Turkish Language lecturer at Atatürk University. Here he completed his postgraduate study on Hüseyin Siret (1989) and his doctorate on Sezai Karakoç (1994). Then in 1994 he started studying at Gaziosmanpaşa University. He is still at Tokat Gaziosmanpaşa University Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Turkish Language and Literature as a lecturer (assistant professor). He is a member of the Writers Union of Turkey.
His first research was published in the literature magazine Mina which was published in 1989 in Erzurum; in the following years his research, essays and diaries were published in the magazines Mina, Karçiçeği Palandöken, Yedi İklim, Kültür, Kayıtlar, Türk Dili, Edebiyat Ortamı, Dergâh, Hece, Kafdağı and Bilig. With his work named Rüyalarımızın Sarışın Buğdayı (Golden Wheat of Our Dreams), he received the Writers Union of Turkey Children’s Literature Award in 1997.
ESSAY-RESEARCH: Şiir Vadilerinde (In the Valleys of Poetry, 1998), Doğunun Yedinci Oğlu Sezai Karakoç (The Seventh Son of East Sezai Karakoç, 1998), Takriz Edebiyatı, (Eulogium Literature, 2002).
ANTHOLOGY-DICTIONARY: Rüyalarımızın Sarışın Buğdayı-Çocuk Üzerine Yazılmış Şiirler Seçkisi (Golden Wheat of Our Dreams- Selections of Poems Written on Children, 1997), Ansiklopedik Edebiyat Terimleri Sözlüğü (Encyclopedic Dictionary of Terms of Literature, 2001).