Hayko Bağdat is a German-Armenian journalistand was born in 1976 in Istanbul. There, Bağdat studied linguistics, art and historical science. From 2003 on, he published a weekly column for the Armenian newspaper Marmara. Besides Amberin Zaman, Mehveş Evin, Levent Gültekin, Mustafa Dağıstanlı and Umut Özkırımlı Bağdat belongs to the staff of Diken, an independent turkish Online-Newspaper. Currently Hayko Bağdat lives in exile in Berlin. In cooperation with Can Dündar he works for the bilingual journalistic platform Özgürüz, which is online since January 2017.