Historian of literature (b. 1911, Ioannina - d. January 1996). He also wrote under the pen name Şinasi Onurkan. He attended the İstanbul Kabataş High School for Boys and graduated from the School of Teacher Training, Department of Turkish Language and Literature (1934). After working as a teacher of literature in Kars, Sivas and Yozgat high schools for ten years (1934-44), he was appointed to Ankara University, Faculty of Language, History and Geography as an associate professor of Turkish Literature. He became a professor in 1944. He is known for his research and studies on Turkish literature history.
Tevfik Fikret (Tevfik Fikret, PhD thesis, 1947), Batı Tesirinde Türk Şiiri Antolojisi (Anthology of Turkish Poetry Influenced by the West, 1953), Ziya Paşa'nın Amasya Mutasarrıflığı Sırasındaki Olaylar (The Events During the Governorship of Ziya Paşa in Amasya, 1964), Encümen-i Dâniş (The Academy, 1975), Modern Türk Edebiyatının Ana Çizgileri (Fundamentals of Modern Turkish Literature, 1979).