Author(s): Ismet SANLI
A?k Çelebi (d.1572) is an Balkan originated author and poet who made an important contribution to the Turkish literature history in the field of biography with his essay, Meâ'irü'-u'arâ. After having a good education, he worked as clerk and kadi (judge) in various places in Anotalia and Balkans. During his official work, he also wrote and translated essays. Known as an writer in Turkish literature, A?k Çelebi also wrote poems and organized a Divan (collected poems). Beside his divan, he also included some poems in his biographic essay, Meâ'irü'-u'arâ . In this paper analyzed the reasons for writing the Tuna Kasidesi and its meaning along with providing information about the life of the poet.