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.


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]



  1. ^ a b "Journalist Hikmet Bila passes away". Hürriyet Daily News. 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.