Journalist-writer (B. February 22, 1926, Burhaniye / Balikesir – D. February 27, 2004, Giessen, Germany). He is the son of Former Konya Governor Cemal Bardakçı, and father of journalist-writer Murat Bardakçı. He graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law. He began with his journalism career in 1948. He worked at several departments of Yeni Sabah, Milliyet, Havadis and Cumhuriyet newspapers. His interview published in 1956 by experiencing the Hungarian Revolution received several awards at national and international levels. He taught Comparative States, Ideologies and Regimes lecture at Ankara Gazi University, Vocational School of Press. Bardakçı received law training in France; he lived in this country for long years and became the chief redactor in a French newspaper.
He was known as a historian and he wrote articles with the pseudonym İlhan Murad for long years. In 1985, he was put on trial with the accusation of selling information and documents about Turkey to Iraq and Libya and he was sentenced for fifteen years. He escaped to Germany he died from renal impairment at Giessen University Hospital while he was receiving dialysis treatment.
İnsanlık Zelzelesi - Komünizmin Anatomisi, Gazetecilik Tarihi, Fransa Krallarına Göre İdarecilik San’atı (translation), İhtilal Tekniği ve Yığın Psikolojisi, Bloklar Arası Üslup Tartışmaları, Gazetecilik Yazı Türlerinin Kompozisyonu, Bir İmparatorluğun Yağması, İmparatorluğa Veda (1985), Mukayeseli Devlet Fikir ve Haberleşme Rejimleri, Taşhan’dan Kadifekale’ye (In TRT, under the name 206 Days, in 1982), Tarihten Bugüne (1982), Biz Üç Kıtada İken, Kader Dersi, Vahdettin’den Mustafa Kemal’e.
REFERENCE: Uğur İpekçi / Hürriyet (25.5.2001), Zaman newspaper (28.2.2004), İhsan Işık (TEKAA, 2009).