Assist. Prof. Dr. Erdoğan SARACOĞLU

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Erdoğan Saracoğlu was born in 1946. He attended primary school in Küçük Kaymaklı. After graduating from Turkish high school he published a monthly magazine “Yakın” with his fellow artists Oktay Öksüzoğlu and Osman Güvenir between 1965-1966. In this magazine poetry, criticism, essays and stories were published.

In the 1972, he graduated from the Faculty of Ankara University, department of Language History and Geography. He took a certificate “Archieve Specialist” by training in Republic of Turkey is directorate general of archive. He has a master degree in the department of Turkish Language and a doctorate in the department of the New Turkish Literature.

Between 1974-1976 he worked as a transcription and evaluation officer in the National Archieves and Research Centre in Kyrenia. In 1976 he was assigned to “Turk Maarif Kolej” and in 1982 he became the head of the department. In 1989 he was charged to Education and Culture Ministry. In 1993 he left this position and became the director of press and Public Relations in Near East University Besides this task he is working as a lecturer in the University. He has been the head of the Turkish Language and Literature Department since 2013.

He is married and has two daughters. He is a member of the Turkish Language Society Folklore Research Institute (Ankara). He joined many international seminars and conferences representing the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). He presented a paper on folk literature and folklore of the Turkish Cypriot. He was awarded by a number of scientific studies: “1995 – Service Award for Folklore” by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Folk Art Association, “2000 – Turkish Folk Culture of Service Award” by Folklore of the Republic of Turkey Research Institution, “2006 – Science, Culture, Art Achievement Award” by Necati Özkan Foundation. He has four books related to areas of scientific expertise:

  • Oydaşlar (Şiir Kitabı) Yakın Yayınları, 1966, Lefkoşa.
  • Kıbrıs Ağzı (Araştırma Kitabı) 5. Baskı Akçağ Yayınları, 2012, Ankara.
  • Kıbrıs Türk Halk Edebiyatı ve Folkloru (Araştırma Kitabı), 2. Baskı, YDÜ Yayınları, 1996, Lefkoşa.
  • Kıbrıs Türk Kültürü (Araştırma Kitabı), Kıbrıs Türk Yazarlar Birliği Yayını, Mart 2013, Lefkoşa.