Researcher-writer. He was born in 1939 at Iskilip / Çorum. He completed his primary and secondary education in Iskilip. He graduated from Çorum High School (1958) and Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences (1962). His doctoral thesis is titled “Change in the East and Structural Problems – Göçebe Alikan Tribe” (1969). While he was an Officer in Attendance at Hozat in 1964 he became an assistant at Ataturk University, Faculty of Sciences and Literature. His duty has ended as a result of the investigation on his book Order of Eastern Anatolia: Socio-Economic Grounds in which it was claimed that he committed crime. He was arrested by Diyarbakir Martial Court with the accusation of being a Kurdish separatist (1971). He received imprisonment for eight years and four months because of his book Order of Eastern Anatolia and for eight months because of the lectures he taught. Although he was released with the amnesty in 1974; he went back into prison in the following years.
Almost all of his books were pulled off the shelves. He was sued many times because of these books and newspaper articles, and he was sentenced to imprisonment or monetary fines. He spent his imprisonment years in Ankara Merkez, Istanbul Toptaşı, Sakarya, Izmit and Çanakkale prisons.
Because of a message he sent to the Solidarity Night with Kurds organized in Germany in 1990; he was arrested again by Ankara State Security Court and put in Ankara Merkez Prison. When the articles 141, 142 and 163 of Turkish Penal Code were abolished, he was released in April 1991. All the cases against him became void. After 1991 amnesty, he was put on trial due to violation of articles 7 and 8 of Anti-Terror Law and he was given new monetary fine and imprisonment.
Doğu Mitinglerinin Analizi (1967), Doğu Anadolu’nun Düzeni Sosyo-Ekonomik Temeller (1968, re-written as Bilim Yöntemi, 1976; 2 volumes, 1992), Doğu’da Değişim ve Yapısal Sorunlar - Göçebe Alikan Aşireti (Phd thesis, 1969), Bilim Yöntemi Türkiye’deki Uygulama 1 Kürtlerin Mecburi İskânı (1977, recalled from the market), Bilim Yöntemi Türkiye’ deki Uygulama 2 Türk tarih Tezi Güneş-Dil Teorisi ve Kürt Sorunu (1978, recalled from the market), Devletlerarası Sömürge Kürdistan (1990, recalled from the market), Bilim-Resmi İdeoloji, Devlet-Demokrasi ve Kürt Sorunu (1990, recalled from the market), Bir Aydın Bir Örgüt ve Kürt Sorunu (1990, recalled from the market), Bilim Yöntemi Türkiye’deki Uygulama 3 Tunceli Kanunu -1935 ve Dersim Jenosidi (1991, recalled from the market), Bilim Yöntemi Türkiye’deki Uygulama 4 Orgeneral Muğlalı Olayı Otuzüç Kurşun (1991, recalled from the market), Bilim Yöntemi Türkiye’deki Uygulama 5 Cumhuriyet Halk Fırkası’nın Tüzüğü -1927 ve Kürt Sorunu (1991, recalled from the market), Bilim Yöntemi Türkiye’deki Uygulama 6 Cumhuriyet Halk Fırkası’nın Programı -1931 ve Kürt Sorunu (1991, recalled from the market), Ortadoğu’da Devlet Terörü (1991, recalled from the market), Kürt Aydını Üzerine Düşünceler (1991), UNESCO’ya Mektup (1991), Başkaldırının Koşulları (1991), Bilim Yöntemi Türkiye’ deki Uygulama Kürdistan Üzerinde Emperyalist Bölüşüm Mücadelesi 1915-1925 (vol.1, 1991, recalled from the market), Bilimsel Yöntem Üniversite Özerkliği Açısından İsmail Beşikçi Davası III Gerekçeli Karar (1992), Doğu Anadolu’da Göçebe Kürt Aşiretleri (1992).
REFERENCE: Yurt Ansiklopedisi (vol. III, 1982), Yurt-Kitap - Yayın / Haber Mektubu - İsmail Beşikçi ile İlgili Olarak Elimize Ulaşan Mektubu Sunuyoruz, Gerçeğe Adanan Ömür; İsmail Beşikçi (Kitap gazetesi, 1.6.1992), İhsan Işık (TEKAA, 2009).