Ahmet Yalçınkaya was born in Giresun in 1963 and grew up in Germany. He studied engineering, robotics, management and business at various universities in Turkey, USA, Uzbekistan and Sweden. He has lived in Europe, Turkey, and Central Asia.
His poems, essays, letters, interviews, and poetry translations have been published by international newspapers and journals such as Zaman, Al-Ahram Weekly, Impact, Avaz, Harman, Das Licht, Mavera, Yosh Kuch, Kiragi, Endulus, Poezia, and Carmina Balcanica. He has received several awards. Yalçınkaya has taken part in the editorial boards of some literary journals. He edited and published the literary journal Mevsim (The Season) for a short time in 1995. Some of his poems have been translated into foreign languages such as English, Uzbek, Arabic, Tamil, Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Romanian, German, and published abroad.
After publishing his first collection Daglarda Yer Yok / There is not any place in the mountains (Poems, 1997), other works including Yetim Kalan Siirler / Orphan Poems (Poems, 2001), Yuragimning ko`z yoshi / Tears of my Heart (Selected Poems, 2001 in Uzbek), Özlem Sularında / In the Waters of Longing (Selected Poems, e-book, 2004, printed, 2005) have been published. Yalçınkaya edited and published the poetry anthology Poems of the Night (2005, 2008) together with Richard Mildstone. Besides poetry books, Yalçınkaya has published many works in technical and management fields. He currently lives and works in Turkmenistan, and continues to research and teach in Sweden.