Abdülhamit Bilici
Abdülhamit Bilici

Abdülhamit Bilici is a leading Turkish journalist living in exile in the United States. He fled Turkey after the recent political turmoil and the government's oppression of the media in Turkey. Before leaving the country, Bilici served as editor-in-chief of Zaman newspaper, the largest daily paper in Turkey. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Today's Zaman, the English-language version of the newspaper. As a columnist at both papers, Bilici wrote mainly on foreign policy issues. He also served as general director of Cihan News Agency and editor of Aksiyon Weekly Magazine. Bilici is an expert on Turkish politics and is widely sought as a speaker on the ongoing political crisis. He is the editor of the book “Why Turkey?” which highlights different perspectives on Turkey and European Union relations.


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