He was born in 1953 in Siverek/Sanliurfa. After the military coup on 12-03-197112-03-1971
, several leftists and Kurds were imprisoned, including Ozun who was arrested by the Turkish military authorities on 03-03-197203-03-1972
at the age of 18.
In prison, the author met several other people, including Musa Anter and Mehmed Emin Bozarslan, and he learned to read and write Kurdish and he established strong ties with the well-known Kurdish figures. Although he was previously sentenced to eight years in prison, he was pardoned and released in 1974.
After his release, he worked for the Rizgari magazine. He was imprisoned again in 1976 because the newspaper belonged to the opposition to the Turkish military regime.
However, after nine months in prison, Uzun managed to escape and fled to Sweden, where he took asylum and was accepted as a refugee. In Sweden, Ozun met several Kurdish refugees from other parts of Greater Kurdistan, including Jagarkhun, Osman Sabir, Hassan Hishar, Nuradin Zaza and Ibrahim Ahmad.
Uzun continued to write in Kurdish in Sweden and published a column for the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.
Uzun lived in Sweden for 28 years, but moved to Istanbul in 2005 to live there for a while, and later he returned to Sweden to write his last literary work, which he couldn’t complete. In May 2006, he was diagnosed with stomach cancer in Sweden. After receiving several treatments, he returned to Amed with his family and died there.
Uzun was repeatedly threatened by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Istanbul. Because alongside criticising Turkey's attitude towards the Kurds in North Kurdistan, he would also criticise the violence of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
He left behind about 15 novels and several literary and political writings.
His first novel was You (تۆ), published in 1985, and Light as Love and Darkness as Death (ڕوناکی وەک خۆشەویستی و تاریکی وەک مردن) which is considered one of his most beautiful novels.
Mohammed Ozun is considered the inventor of modern Kurdish literature. In his 28 years of living in Sweden, the late Kurdish writer has published seven novels and one poem in Kurdish. In addition to Kurdish, he has published other works in both Turkish and Swedish. He was a member of the Swedish Writers' Union and the Swedish P.E.N.
Mohammed Ozun passed away on Saturday 11-10-200711-10-2007
in Amed. His funeral took place on 13-10-2007 and many well-known Kurdish and Turkish figures attended his funeral in Amed, and mourning speeches were read both in Kurdish and in Turkish.