Researcher of literature (b. 1947, Kars). He graduated from Atatürk University, Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Turkish Language and Literature (1969). He completed his postgraduate education (1977) and received his doctorate degree (1980) at the same university. He began to work at Ege University, Faculty of Literature in 1986. He became an assistant professor (1986), associate professor in 1994 and then a professor. He still works as a professor at Ege University, Faculty of Literature.
His first article was published in the review Hakkın Sesi in 1968. His articles have been published in the reviews Türklük Araştırmaları Dergisi, Kardaş Edebiyatlar, Azerbaycan Türkleri, Yeni Türkiye, Ege Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi, Türk Dili and Edebiyatı Araştırmaları. He received the Azerbaijan State Award in 1990. He is a member of Writers Union of Turkey and the Turkish Culture Research Institute.
STUDY-RESEARCH: Çağdaş Türk Şiveleri - Azeri Türkçesi ve Edebiyatı Metinleri (Modern Turkish Accents – Texts of Azerbaijani Turkish and Literature, 1988), Azeri Edebiyatı Araştırmaları (Azerbaijani Literature Research, 1994).
EDITION: Nabi Hazri - Seçilmiş Şiirler (Nabi Hazri – Selected Poetry, 1976), Bahtiyar Vahabzade - Şiirler (Bahtiyar Vahapzade – Poetry, 1979), XIX-XX. Asırda Azeri Edebiyatı (XIX-XX Century Azerbaijani Literature, 1994), Çağdaş Türk Edebiyatları (Modern Turkish Literature, course notes, 1988), İsmail Gaspiralı Seçilmiş Eserleri I: Roman ve Hikâyeleri (İsmail Gaspıralı Selected Works I: Novels and Short Stories, with Bayram Orak and Nazım Muradov, 2003) etc.