Tayfun Talipoğlu

Tayfun Talipoğlu (1962 – 21 March 2017) was a Turkish journalist and writer.

Tayfun Talipoğlu
Tayfun Talipoğlu wax sculpture.jpg
The wax statue of Talipoğlu at a museum in Eskişehir.
Kars, Turkey
Died21 March 2017(2017-03-21) (aged 54–55)
İzmir, Turkey
Alma materFaculty of Political Science, Ankara University
OccupationJournalist, writer

He was born in Kars. Aftar primary education in Malatya and Eskişehir, he graduated from Atatürk highschool in Ankara and Faculty of Political Science, Ankara University in 1983. Although he applied for a civil servant post, his application was rejected because of his political views. After trying many jobs, he finally chose journalism. He served in Milliyet newspaper, Star TV and ATV TV, Kanal 8 TV and Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) [1] He had been primarily known for his TV series, Bamteli , which began in 1995 and which was aired on various TV channels,[2] Talipoğlu was a columnist at the newspapers Takvim, Yeni Yüzyıl and Cumhuriyet.[3] He also wrote a number of poetry books and recorded albums of traditional Turkish music.

He was appointed UNICEF goodwill ambassador in October 2007.[3] Upon his death, UNICEF published the notice: "We are deeply saddened by the sudden demise of our distinguished national Ambassador Tayfun Talipoğlu".[4]

He entered the Republican People's Party CHP), and ran for a seat in the parliament from Aydın (electoral district) in the June 2015 general elections.[5] However, he failed to be elected.

Talipoğlu died on 21 March 2017 in İzmir due to heart attack. He was survived by his son Candaş Talipoğlu.[2]


He was the author the following books:[6]

  • Bir Yol Hikayesi ("A road story")
  • Yol Hikayeleri ("Road stories")
  • Çoluk Çocuk Yazıları ("Essays of the family")
  • Eskimeyen Yüzümün Gülümseyişi ("Smile of my never frazzling face")
  • Benim Yolum ("My way")
  • Eşekle Gelen Aydınlık ("The light that comes with the donkey")


  1. ^ Haberler news (in Turkish)
  2. ^ a b Hürriyet Daily news
  3. ^ a b "Tayfun Talipoğlu kimdir? Neden öldüğünü oğlu açıkladı". Sözcü (in Turkish). 2017-03-21. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  4. ^ NTV news
  5. ^ "CHP'nin Milletvekili Adayları Listesi Belli Oldu – Son Haber". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2015-04-07. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  6. ^ Kitapyurdu page (in Turkish)