Armenian writer Mıgırdiç Margosyan passes away in Istanbul

Armenian writer Mıgırdiç Margosyan passes away in Istanbul

PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian author Mıgırdiç Margosyan passed away on Saturday (April 2) at the age of 84 on İstanbul's Büyükada island, Biyanet reports.

The mayor of the Princes' Islands, Erdem Gül, announced the author's passing on Twitter. "An Armenian of Diyarbakır... One who describes the wealth of these lands in the most beautiful language of our literature... The author of the great book, 'Tell Me Magros, Where Are You From?' A person of Büyükada... We have lost Mıgırdiç Margosyan. We are so sorry."

Margosyan, one of the founders of Aras Publishing House, wrote column articles for Agos, a weekly newspaper in Turkish and Armenian. He was a columnist for daily Evrensel before his death.

The publishing house also released a statement, describing Margosyan as "our elder, our founder and our master." He was the "last chain of the literary tradition," it said.

Margosyan will be laid to rest on Thursday (April 7) at the Şişli Armenian Cemetery following a funeral ceremony at the Kumkapı Patriarchate Church at 2 a.m.

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