Raised in Izmir by the Aegean Coast, Mr Gunturk Ustun, is a medical doctor, a travel/gourmet/chess poet-writer. As a long-time transportation fan, he has written and published some volumes of poetry (all in Turkish) until now and he currently works on his new books. His poems have been published in various literary journals and anthologies in Turkey as well as in a English language poetry website called Mediterranean Poetry [www.odyssey.pm] based in Sweden. He comments regularly (as a columnist) by using some of his poetic skills in French on the renowned "La Vie du Rail" magazine's various websites. Besides Turkish, Mr Ustun is fluent both in English and French. He resides in Izmir.