She was born in 1949 in Isparta. She received her education in Istanbul Teacher’s School. She worked as a teacher from 1966 until 1980 in Balikesir and in Istanbul. In 1980 she started to work as a redacteur, editor, director and publishing coordinator in multiple publishing houses. She also has worked as a columnist in some daily newspapers, such as Cumhuriyet, Emek and Evrensel. She has also prepared and presented some radio and television programmes on TRT 2 and HAYAT TV. She worked as a lecturer at the Comparative Literature Department at Osmangazi University for 11 years.
She started to write poetry in 1970 and published her first poetry book ''September Sayings'' in 1987. Later she wrote poems and also many stories and novels for children and young adults. She also writes plays, essays and articles. She has written in a variety of genres and she has more than one hundred published works. 28 of them have been translated into 9 different languages. She currently works and lives in İstanbul.