Mesut Kaynak was born in Izmir- Cesme in 1929. He studied at Sehit Fethi Bey Primary School, Tilkilik Secondary School and Ataturk High School before proceding to Mimar Sinan University Faculty of Fine Arts from which he graduated in 1956. He served for some years in the public sector, namely in the Department of Public Works in Istanbul before launching into private business in house building. He married in 1960 and has one daughter and two grandchildren.
His first work, entitled God's Admonitions, was printed in 1992. In 1998 it was followed by Love in the Qur'an, with publication reaching its fourth edition. The Daily Radikal distributed Love in the Quran as a gift to its readers at the time of the Ramadan Religious Festival in 2000. Women in the Quran was printed in 2002. Congruities and Incongruities between the Bible and the Qur'an was printed in 2007. These books have been distributed free. Furthermore, in order to allow readers to obtain these books, with their English translations, www.kurandasevgi.gen.tr was launched.
These books have been sent to libraries of all Turkish universities as well as some public libraries. They have been incorporated into the formal collections of most of the libraries of the universities to make them available for researchers.
His interest in explaining little known aspects of Christianity motivated Mr Kaynak to engage in a dialog with Istanbul Protestant Church Foundation's spiritual leader about Islam and Christianity. As a result of this meeting he prepared a book titled Questions and Answers in the Bible.
His most recent book, containing many important topics, was written in 2011. Titled Admonitions from the Qur'an, this important work was first sent to Faculties of Divinity of Turkish universities. Distribution is planned to all high school libraries in our country with presentation already completed to high school libraries in Istanbul and the regions of Aegean, Mediterranean, Middle Anatolia, Black Sea, East Anatolia and south-eastern Turkey. It has been sent to all deputies of the Grand National Assembly in January 2019.
ISTANBUL / January 2019