Turkish human rights activist and journalist who served as editor of a Turkish newspaper called Milliyet.
After briefly studying law at Istanbul University, he worked for a time as a newspaper sports reporter.
He was murdered in 1979 by members of a Turkish neo-fascist youth group called the Grey Wolves.
With his wife Sibel, he had a son named Sedat and a daughter named Nukhet.
He and Nazim Hikmet were both twentieth-century Turkish authors known for their political activism.