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ALKAN, Ahmet Turan

Writer (b. 1954, Sivas). He has also written under the pen name Recai Güllaptan. After completing his primary and elementary education in Sivas, he graduated from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Administration and Politics in 1978. He worked for the local press in Sivas for three years. He has helped in the publication of some reviews.

After being self-employed for three years, he entered Cumhuriyet University in 1985. He completed his postgraduate education in 1987 and received his doctorate degree in 1991. He became an assistant professor in 1993. He transferred to the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences that was established in Cumhuriyet University. His articles have been published in reviews such as Türkiye Günlüğü, Tarih ve Toplum, Aktüel, Dergâh, Türk Edebiyatı and Yeni Türkiye and in the newspaper Zaman.

WORKS:

MEMOIR: Ubeydullah Efendi'nin Amerika Hatıraları (Memoirs of Ubeydullah Efendi in the United States, 1989), Altıncı Şehir (The Sixth City, 1992).

STUDY-RESEARCH: Birinci Meşrutiyet Devrinde Ordu ve Siyaset (Army and Politics in the Constitutional Monarchy, doctorate thesis, 1993), İstiklâl Mahkemeleri (The Independence Trials, 1993), Doğu ve Batı Karşısında Cemil Meriç (Cemil Meriç Against East and West, master’s thesis 1994), İkinci Meşrutiyet Döneminde Ordu ve Siyaset (Army and Politics in the Second Constitutional Monarchy, 2002).

ESSAYS: Üç Noktanın Söylediği (The Things the Three Full Stops Said, 1994), Ateş Tecrübeleri (Experiences of Fire, 1996), Yatağına Kırgın Irmaklar (The Rivers Unhappy with Their Beds, 1997), Kalem İşleri (Written Works, 2002).