Hikmet Bilâ

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Hikmet Bilâ
Born 1954
Zonguldak, Turkey
Died 21 October 2011 (aged 57)[1]
Ankara, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Education Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences
Occupation Journalist, columnist, author
Years active 1973–2011[2]
Spouse(s) Gülde Bilâ
Relatives Fikret Bilâ (brother)

Hikmet Bilâ (pronounced [hicˈmet ˈbilaː]; 1954 – 21 October 2011) was a Turkish journalist and columnist. He was the author of three books about Turkish political history.

Biography[edit]

He was born in Zonguldak in 1954. After graduating from high school, he was admitted to Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences and earned his B.A. degree from international relations department.[1]

Hikmet Bilâ started his journalism career in daily newspaper Yeni Ulus in 1973. He wrote columns in several Turkish newspapers including Milliyet, Cumhuriyet, and Vatan. He worked as editor-in-chief at leading news channel of Turkey, NTV.[2]

He died on 21 October 2011 in his Ankara home after suffering for 1,5 years from lung cancer.[3] His funeral was held at Teşvikiye Mosque and buried in Ulus Cemetery on 22 October 2011.[4]

His brother Fikret Bilâ wrote a sad and mournful article about Hikmet Bilâ after the funeral.[5]

Books[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Journalist Hikmet Bila passes away". Hürriyet Daily News (in English). 2011-10-21. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Hikmet Bila son yolculuğuna uğurlandı". Cumhuriyet (in Turkish). 2011-10-22. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  3. ^ "Hikmet Bila vefat etti". Posta (in Turkish). 2011-10-21. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  4. ^ "Usta gazeteci Hikmet Bila toprağa verildi". Milliyet (in Turkish). 2011-10-22. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  5. ^ Bilâ, Fikret (2011-10-23). "Ben sonra ağlarım abi". Milliyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2011-10-28. 
  6. ^ "Sosyal Demokrat Süreç İçinde CHP ve Sonrası" (in English). Open Library. Retrieved 2011-10-28.
  7. ^ "12 Eylül: Türkiye'nin Miladı" (in Turkish). Idefix. Retrieved 2011-10-28.
  8. ^ "CHP 1919-2009" (in Turkish). Idefix. Retrieved 2011-10-28.