Writer and translator (b. 1961 Cizre / Mardin). He is originally from Urfa. He attended primary and secondary school in Bursa (1981). He graduated from İstanbul University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Turkish Language and Literature. He worked as an editor and a director at publication houses after 1986, and as an editor of the review İzlenim (1995-96). He is currently the director of the section for publication of the Turkish Journalists and Writers Foundation, and a columnist in the newspaper Zaman.
He collected the Writers Union of Turkey Translation Award in 1992 with his translation from Fritgof Capra titled Batı Düşüncesinde Dönem Noktası (The Marking Point in the Western Thought), the Essay Award of the same association in the same year with his book Şehir Ey Şehir (City, Oh City!), and the Thought Award of the aforesaid organization in 2003 with his book Osmanlı / İnsanlığın Son Adası (The Ottoman / the Latest Island of Humanity). Besides, he prepared the 4-volume work of M. Şerif, İslâm Düşüncesi Tarihi (A History of Islamic Thought, 1990-91) for publication.
ESSAY-RESEARCH: Gelenek (Tradition, 1992), Gelenek ve Modernlik Arasında (Between Tradition and Modernity, 1995), Şehir Asla Unutmaz (The City Never Forgets, 1996), Bursa Yazıları (Essays for Bursa, 1996), Kindî'den İkbal'e İslâm Düşünürleri (Thinkers of Islam from Kindî to Ikbal, 1996), Şehir, Ey Şehir (City, Oh City!, 1997), Bursa Şehrengizi (A City Book for Bursa, 1998), Düşüncenin Gökkuşağı Cemil Meriç (Cemil Meriç the Rainbow of Thought, 2001), Bir Başka Açıdan Osmanlı (The Ottoman from Another Aspect, 2002), İstanbul Mavi Kırpar Gözlerini (İstanbul Winks its Eyes Bluely, 2003), Osmanlı-İnsanlığın Son Adası (The Ottoman-the Latest Island of Humanity, 2003), Kuğunun Son Şarkısı – St. Petersburg'da Zamanlar ve Mekânlar (The Last Song of the Swan - Times and Places in St. Petersburg, 2005).
COLLECTION: İslâm Bilimi Tartışmaları (Debates on Islamic Science, 1990), İstanbul Armağanı I: Fetih ve Fatih (A Present for İstanbul-I: the Conquest and the Conqueror, 1995), İstanbul Armağanı II: Boğaziçi Medeniyeti (A Present for İstanbul-II: the Bosphorus Civilization, 1996), İstanbul Armağanı III: Gündelik Hayatın Renkleri (A Present for İstanbul-III: Colors of the Daily Life, 1997), İslâm'da Bilgi ve Felsefe (Knowledge and Philosophy in Islam, 1997), İlber Ortaylı ile Tarihin Sınırlarına Yolculuk (Journey to the Boundaries of History with İlber Ortaylı, edition, 2001).
Besides he translated some works of Fritgof Capra and Hüseyin Nasr.