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Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu

Muzaffer Tayyip Uslu was born in İstanbul. His teacher of Turkish literature at Zonguldak High School was renowned poet Behçet Necatigil. He studied philosophy at Istanbul University but dropped out because of poverty. Uslu died of tuberculosis at the age of 24 as he could not get treatment. His literary personality was usually mentioned together with his poet friend from Zonguldak High School, Rüştü Onur, who died of tuberculosis at the age of 22 although he got treatment at Heybeliada Sanatorium, İstanbul. Uslu published his only poetry book Şimdilik in 1945.