Altay Öktem (Istanbul, 1964) is a Turkish poet, writer, researcher and doctor. He studied at Kuleli Military High School and then medicine at Trakya University. He later devoted himself to poetry. In February 2002, he held a fanzine exhibit at Kargart (Kadıköy). He has been writing for several magazines such as Yasakmeyve, Hayvan, Penguen, Öküz and Roll and participated in several panels, seminars and speeches about subculture, counterculture and underground culture  at various universities. He still practices medicine.

Works:

They Kissed Me Wrong (Beni Yanlış Öptüler), 2006, poems; Satanic Devices (Şeytan Aletleri), 2006; Bu Kitaptan Kimse Sağ Çıkamayacak, 2006, novel; The Atlas of Common Diseases (Sık Rastlanan Hastalıklar Atlası), 2007; Infinite Trouble (Sonsuz Sıkıntı), 2010, novel; There Is A Void Within Me (İçimde Bir Boşluk Var), 2011; Tanrı Acıkınca, 2013,  novel; Elephants Crossing (Filler Çapraz Gider), 2014, novel;