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ALTINOK, Baki Yaşa

Poet and writer (b. 1946, Küçük Kavak village / Mucur / Kırşehir). He graduated from İmam Hatip High School. He grew up taking private Koran, Hadis*, Sufism, History and Ottoman Language lessons from his uncle Hacı Molla Said Efendi who was a scholar of the region. Afterwards, he worked as an imam at the villages of Mucur and Hacıbektaş.

He passed the Turkish Folk Music exams held by the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation in 1996. After his military service, he settled in Ankara, ran a publishing house in Sıhhiye and worked as a translator.

He did research on the thoughts of the Anatolian representatives of Hoca Ahmed Yesevi, the elder of Turkistan: two sultans and four sufists. His articles on this subject were published in some reviews. His poems have been published in some reviews but never published in book form. He has participated in many seminars and meetings as a speaker.

He has done research on the origins, settlements, traditions, songs, elegies and legends of Turkmen tribes in Anatolia. His research on the Ceridler and Pehlivanlı tribes that settled in the Kırıkkale region, Rakka ve Orta Anadolu Ekseninde Bir Oymağın Tarihi-Ceritler (History of a Tribe At The Axis of Rakka and Middle Anatolia – The Cerit Tribe) and Halep ve Orta Anadolu Ekseninde Bir Oymağın Tarihi-Pehlivanlılar (History of a Tribe At The Axis of Aleppo and Middle Anatolia-The Pehlivanlı Tribe) were published as two separate articles.

WORKS:

Hacı Bayram Veli Bayramîlik (Haci Bayram Veli* and the Bayrami Sect); Melâmîler ve Melâmilik (Melamis and the Melami Sect); Alevilik (Alewism); Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli Bektâşîlik; Noktatü'l Beyan (Point of Statement); Anadolu'da Türkmenler (Turkmens in Anatolia); Bir Türkmen Ozanı Âşık Hüseyin (A Turkmen Poet Aşık Hüseyin); Öyküleriyle Kırşehir Türküleri, Destanları, Ağıtları (Kırşehir Songs, Legends and Elegies with Their Stories).