Taner Baybars was born in Nicosia in 1936. His parents were both head teachers. He was educated privately and at the Turkish Lycée, Nicosia. He joined the RAF and then came to London, where he worked in the British Council. He published poetry, a novel and an autobiography, primarily in English, and translated works from Turkish into English, particularly the work of Turkish poet Nâzım Hikmet.
1954 Mendilin Ucundakiler (poetry)
1963 To Catch a Falling Man (poetry)
1965 A Trap for the Burglar (novel)
1970 Plucked in a Far-Off Land (autobiography)
1974 Susila in the Autumn Woods (poetry)
1978 Narcissus in a Dry Pool (poetry)
1981 Pregnant Shadows (poetry)