Orhon Murat Arıburnu
Turkish poet, theater and film director, producer, screenwriter, playwright and photographer Orhon M. Arıburnu was born in Eskişehir in 1916. Starting from 1936, his poems were published in such magazines as Yeni Edebiyat, Servet-i Fünun, Varlık and Yeni Ses, followed by such newspapers and magazines as the Gün, Yeditepe, Yenilik and Gelecek in later years. He studied at the İstanbul University Faculty of Letters. In 1940, he published Kovan, his first book of poetry. In 1947, he played the leading role in the film Seven Ne Yapmaz, making his start in cinema; he went on to act in 37 films in his career. In 1950, he started directing with Yüzbaşı Tahsin, which he adapted from a story by Hıfzı Tan. He directed many remarkable films of the period, including A Song to Long For and Kanlı Para. Arıburnu directed a total of 15 films, and was the producer of two.