Born ın Ankara in 1937, I graduated from the American College for Girls (now called Robert College) in Istanbul. I worked in foreign companies as executive secretary in Ankara and Istanbul and received training in simultaneous translation at SIMULTA in Switzerland in 1969. During the years 1960-70 I took part in plays produced by amateur and professional theatres as well. In 1972 I settled in Fethiye where I ran a souvenir shop. Since 1997 I have been working at home doing translations. Unti.l now I have translated 64 books both from English to Turkish and from Turkish to English. I am also active in various foundations and associations here and am a member of Ölüdeniz Rotary Club in Fethiye.