Hasan Öztürk was born in Araklı in Trabzon Province on January 28th, 1961. After completing primary and secondary school in Araklı, he graduated from the Trabzon Teacher Training Academy in 1978. He then continued his studies in Selçuk University’s Department of Turkish Language and Literature — graduating in 1983.
Öztürk began his professional career as a Turkish literature teacher at Imam-Hatip High School in Arhavi in Artvin Province. He later taught at the Imam-Hatip High School and then at the Anatolian Teacher Training Academy, both in the city of Rize. Öztürk currently works at the Rize Social Sciences High School, where he has taught since June 26, 2015.
Hasan Öztürk began his journalistic career in the mid-1980s writing book reviews for Yeni Forum. Since then he has been consistently published in many magazines, including Millî Kültür, Türk Edebiyatı, Türkiye Günlüğü, Polemik, Matbuat, Virgül, Liberal Düşünce, Gelenekten Geleceğe, Dergâh and K24. His work has also appeared in Radikal İki, Star Açık Görüş, Türk Dili, Hece, Taraf Kitap, Muhafazakâr Düşünce, Öykülem, TYB Akademi, Uçsuz, and others. Compiled works have been published in edited volumes. He has served as the editor of and a contributor to Kitap Defteri.
Beside Mavi Yeşil, where he has served as publisher since 2000, Öztürk writes for Roman Kahramanları, Kitap-lık, and Edebiyat Nöbeti as well as the online newspaper Gazete Duvar. He is an author of many books, among them Kitabın Dilinden Anlamak (1998), Yazının İzi (2010), Aynadaki Rüya (2013), Kurmaca ve Gerçeklik (2014), Kendine Bakan Edebiyat (2016) and Gündem Edebiyat (2017).
REFERENCE: İhsan Işık / Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, 2007), Hasan Öztürk İle Orta Sayfa Sohbeti (Hazırlayan: Mehmet Erdoğan (Dergah, Ocak 2009, Sayı: 227), Hasan Öztürk İle Yazı, Edebiyat Ve Kitap Hakkında Konuşma… (Konuşanlar: Beyza Genç / Büşra Genç, Anadolu der gibi, Araklı Anadolu Lisesi Yayını, 2015, Sayı:1), İlker Aslan / Kurmacayı Yeniden Düşünmek (Ayraç Kitap Tahlili ve Eleştiri Dergisi, Mayıs 2015, Sayı: 67), Ertuğrul Gazi Derhem / Gündem Edebiyat (Hangâh, Kasım-Aralık-Ocak 2017/18, Sayı:4), Bilal Can Yazdı: Topluma Çevrilen Ayna: Edebiyat (16.01.2017), Bilal Can / Kendine Bakan Edebiyat (Kitap Haber, 16.01.2017), M. Sadi Karademir / Kendine Bakan Edebiyat (Dergah, Mart 2017, Sayı: 325), Mavi Yeşil Dergisi İçin Hasan Öztürk İle Görüşme (Muhammet Yalçın Azizoğlu, Fırat Gazetesi (Elazığ), 10 Ağustos 2017), Yakup Öztürk / Gündem Edebiyat (Dergâh, Şubat 2018, Sayı: 336), Hatice Baran / Hasan Öztürk’ün “Gündem Edebiyat” Adlı Eserinde Edebiyata Panoramik Bir Bakış (Acemi Kalemler, Ağustos 2018, Sayı:11), İlker Aslan / Gündem Yeniden Edebiyat (Arka Kapak, Haziran 2019, Sayı: 33), Hasan Öztürk Neler Okuyor? (kitaphaber.com, 23.12.2019), Hasan Öztürk kitapları (kidega.com, idefix.com vd., 10.02.2020), Bilgi teyidi (10.02.2020).