in 1932 in Nicosia, the author and an
authority on history of Nicosia, Hasmet Gürkan was educated as a dentist at
a practicing dentist, he produced a considerable amount of research work on the
history of Cyprus, in particular that of his beloved Nicosia (sometimes under
pseudonyms of Hüseyin Sencer, Ümit Ergeç, Lefkosali ve Ilhan Gündüz).
of his works include:
Tarihinden Sayfalar (1982)
Zamanlar Kibris'ta (1986)
Glance At Historic Nicosia (1987)
Çalismalarinin Toplumsal Görünümü
(a translation from P. Machlovzarides)
ve Bugünkü Lefkosa (1989).
21 March 1992 Hasmet M. Gürkan died and with him Turkish-Cypriot literature has
lost one if its prominent figures.