Poet and writer (b. 5 June 1932, Niksar / Tokat). He attended
When he retired, he became the chairman of the Kemalist Thought
Association (1998), the chairman of the Turkish Law Foundation (2000) and the
chairman of the Republican Democracy Party (2002). He gave lectures on the
Problems of Constitution and Political Systems for graduate and doctorate
His articles and poems were published in the newspapers Ulus
(1966-70), Milliyet (1979-86), Cumhuriyet (1980-86), Akşam
(1967), Barış (1971-80), Ankara Ekspres (1986), Yeni
Asır (1984), Sesimiz (Tokat, 1980-86), Tokat Postası, Öğretmen
(1967), Niksar'ın Sesi (1970-80), Dünya (1980), Bugün
(1972-75) and in the reviews Varlık (1953-57), Devrim Gençliği
(1952-54), Devrimci (1960-61), Kemalist Ülkü, Devinim, Yeni Adalet,
Sanat Çevresi, Türk Dili (1953-85), Çağdaş Türk Dili, Yazko, Karşı,
Aykırı Sanat, Yeni Adana, Türk Solu, Düşün, Devlet, Yankı (1980-85), Mülkiyeliler
Birliği, İş Bankası, SSK, Atatürkçü Düşünce. He published the review Türkiye
Hukuk Dergisi (1975, 4 issues) and he was an editorial board member of the
review Ankara Barosu Dergisi. He wrote lyrics to ten songs, two marches
and a symphony. He is the writer of the “Oath of the Bar” in Attorney Law and
of the “Oath of Independence” of the
received the Atatürk Award from various associations and was elected the
“Jurist of the Year” several times. He was acknowledged with honorary
doctorates by many universities. He collected the Turkish Language Honorary
Award of the Language Society in 1988, the Paul Haris Amity Medal of the
International Rotary given by the Ankara Rotary Clubs in 1995 and the Honorary
Award of the Arts Foundation in
POETRY: Dilek (Wish, 1953), Taş Ayna (Stone Mirror, 1960), Bir Gün Belki (Maybe One Day, 1981), Atatürk
İçin Şiirler (Poems for Atatürk, 1981), Çağrı Barışa, Özgürlüğe, Mutluluğa (A Call to Peace, Freedom and Happiness, 1991), Yüreğim Güneş (My Heart’s a Sun, 1991), Tançiçeği (Flower of Dawn, selected poems from formerly published works, 1998), Atatürk Şiirleri (Poems on Atatürk, 1998), Kendine Tutsak Yürek (A Heart Captured by Itself, 2001).
ESSAY-RESEARCH: Devrimci (Revolutionary, collaborative work, 1960), Hukukun Üstünlüğüne Saygı (Respect for the Superiority of Law, 1990), İnsan Hakları, Laiklik, Demokrasi Yolunda (On the Way of Human Rights, Secularism and Democracy, 1994), Her Zaman Atatürk (Forever Atatürk, 1994), Her Zaman Atatürk’le (Forever with Atatürk, 1995), Atatürk Sizsiniz (You are Atatürk, 1995), Atatürk Türkiye’dir (Atatürk is Turkey, 1997), Atatürk Ölümsüzdür (Atatürk is Immortal, 1997), Atatürk ve Din (Atatürk and Religion, 1999), Hukuk ve Demokrasi Savaşımı (The Fight for Law and Democracy, 2001), Cumhuriyetçi Demokrasi (Republican Democracy, 2001), Atatürk ve Atatürkçülük (Atatürk and Kemalism, 2003), Laiklik İçin (For Secularism, 2004), Müdafaa-i Hukuk Ruhu, Kuva-yı Milliye Ateşi (The Spirit of Defense of Rights, The Zeal of National Forces, 2004).
COLLECTION: T.C. Anayasası (The Constitution of the Republic of Turkey, 1971), Atatürk ve Hukuk (Atatürk and the Law, 1982), Başveren Bir İnkılâpçı (A Revolutionary Who Died, by Falih Rıfkı Atay, 1983), T.C. Anayasası, Anayasa Mahkemesi Kuruluş Yasası ve İçtüzüğü (The Constitution of the Republic of Turkey, Foundation Law and the Internal Regulations of the Supreme Court, 1987), Hukuk Rehberi (A Guide for Law, 1967; 7. edition, 1987), Anayasa Yargısı (The Jurisdiction of the Constitution, 1996).
ANTHOLOGY: Aşkımız Şiirimiz (Our Love, Our Poetry, 1999).