in 1959, in Nicosia, and educated in Cyprus and Turkey. She read
Sociology and graduated from the Department of Social Sciences
of the Middle East Technical University.
She is a
writer, journalist and a well known poet in Cyprus. She is one
of the leading members of the '74 Generation Poetry Movement.
Her poems have been translated and published in magazines,
newspapers, anthologies, and books in Cyprus, Turkey, Greece,
Yugoslavia, Hungary, Holland, Germany and England. One of her
poems `Which Half?' has been used as lyrics in a composition by
Mario Tokas. Others have been composed in Turkey.
published two collections of poetry, `Sümbül ile Nergis'
(1978), and `Savaslarin Gözyaslari' (1979).
In 1978, while only
19, she was awarded the Special Arts and Culture Prize by the South
Cyprus government. This was the first time it was awarded to a
Turkish Cypriot artist.
She continues to write and publish