She was born in Ölçek, Ardahan in 1957. She became interested in folk poetry in primary school. She moved to Ankara with her family afterwards. She got married at a young age and left school at her second year in middle school. Her husband Zeki Çınar was a labor worker in Germany for 21 years and this resulted in a dominant theme of homesickness in her poetry. She has three kids named Çınar, Seyhan and Gökhan.