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ALPTEKİN, Ali Berat

Researcher of literature (b. 1953, Silifke / Mersin). He graduated from Atatürk University, Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Turkish Language and Literature in 1977. He entered Atatürk University, Faculty of Literature as an assistant after having worked as a teacher at Silifke High Schol for a time. He received his PhD with the thesis Taşeli Platosu Masallarında Motif ve Tip Araştırması (Pattern and Type Research of the Tales of Taşeli Plateau) in 1982.

He gave graduate courses at Fırat University, Faculty of Science and Literature, Department of Turkish Language and Literature and postgraduate and doctorate courses at Erciyes University, Institute of Social Sciences in 1985. He gave lectures of Turkish Literature at the International Hoca Ahmed Yesevî, Kazak-Turk University, Faculty of Oriental Studies for a year. His nearly two hundred articles, compilations and researches have been published in various reviews in Turkey. He has written nearly thirty articles for various encyclopedias. He has participated in many seminars with and submitted communiqués.

WORKS:

Azerbaycan Aşıkları ve El Şairleri (Azerbaijan Bards and Tribal Poets, with Saim Sakaoğlu and Esma Şimşek, 2 volumes, 1985), Türk Halk Şairleri Bibliyografyaları: 6 Erzurumlu Emrah Bibliyografyası (Bibliographies of Turkish Folk Poets: 6. Bibliography of Erzurumlu Emrah, His Life, Art and Selected Poetry, 1986), Türk Halk Şairleri Bibliyografyaları: 7 Dadaloğlu Bibliyografyası (Bibliographies of Turkish Folk Poets: 7. Bibliography of Dadaloğlu, His Life, Art and Selected Poetry, 1988, with S. Sakaoğlu), Türk Halk Şairleri Bibliyografyası: 8 Çıldırlı Aşık Şenlik Bibliyografyası (Bibliographies of Turkish Folk Poets: 8. Bibliography of Çıldırlı Aşık Şenlik, His Life Art, and Selected Poetry, 1989), İçel Bibliyografyası (Mersin Bibliography, Folk Literature - Folklore - Ethnography, 1989), Türk Halk Şairleri Bibliyografyaları: 10 Bayburtlu Zihni Bibliyografyası (Bibliographies of Turkish Folk Poets: 10. Bibliography of Bayburtlu Zihni, His Life, Art, Epigrams and Selected Poetry, 1990, with S. Sakaoğlu), Hayvan Masalları (Animal Fables, 1991), Türk Halk Şairleri Bibliyografyaları: 12. Fosforlu Aşık Müdami Bibliyografyası (Bibliographies of Turkish Folk Poets: 12. Bibliography of Fosforlu Aşık Müdami, 1992, with E. Şimşek), Azerbaycan Tapmacaları / Bilmeceleri (Azerbaijani Riddles / Riddles, 1992, with S. Sakaoğlu and E. Şimşek), Aşık Hacı Karakılçık (Aşık Hacı Karakılçık, His Life, Art and Selected Poetry, 1993), Fırat Havzası Efsaneleri (Legends of the Euphrates Basin, 1993), Prof. Dr. Saim Sakaoğlu'na 55. Yıl Armağanı (55th Anniversary Gift to Prof. Dr. Saim Sakaoğlu, 1994), Yesevî Ocağında 210 Gün (210 Days in the Yesevi Guild, 1995), Taşeli Masalları (Taşeli Tales, 2002).