Communication scientist, writer and translator (b. 1964, Şarkışla / Sivas). He graduated from 9 Eylül University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Cinema and TV (1986). He did his master’s at East Anglia University (United Kingdom, 1991) and his doctorate on Turkish cinema and Turkish modernism at Middlesex University (United Kingdom, 1998).
In his student years, he worked as the United Kingdom representative of the newspapers Yeni Şafak, Zaman and Channel 7. He has work as a columnist at the newspaper Yeni Şafak since it was founded. In 2002 he collected the Writers Union of Turkey Press Thought Award with these articles.
He has given lectures on World Cinema, National Cinema, Theory of Communication, History of Civilization and Thought at Bilgi University. In 2004 he became the editor-in-chief of Channel 5.
ESSAY-RESEARCH: Bir Öykü Anlatma ve Mit Üretme Aracı Olarak Televizyon (Television as a Tool of Telling A Story and Producing a Myth, 1992), Oxford History of World Cinema (1995)
COLLECTION: Enformasyon Devrimi Efsanesi (Legend of Information Revolution, 1992).
REFERENCE: İhsan Işık / Yazarlar Sözlüğü (1990, 1998) - Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004) – Encyclopedia of Turkish Authors (2005) - Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007) - Ünlü Fikir ve Kültür Adamları (Türkiye Ünlüleri Ansiklopedisi, C. 3, 2013) - Encyclopedia of Turkey’s Famous People (2013), Cem Sökmen / Yusuf Kaplan ve Bir Medeniyet Tasavvuru (Biyografi Analiz, sayı: 10, Nisan-Mayıs 2004), Yusuf Kaplan (eilahit.com, 11.06.2017).