ISTANBUL (Hurriyet) — Sarkis Seropyan, the veteran editor of Istanbul-based weekly Agos’ Armenian language pages, has passed away at the age of 80.
Seropyan died on March 28 after succumbing to pancreatic cancer, news portal T24 reported.
The journalist, who was among the people to establish Agos, will be laid to rest on March 31 in Istanbul’s Sisli Armenian Cemetery following a ceremony at the Surp Vartanants Church in Sisli’s Feriköy neighborhood.
Agos announced Seropyan’s death via its website, stressing that he was the “newspaper’s history, the chief pillar, and our everything.”
Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek sent weekly Agos’ editor-in-chief Yetvart Danzikyan a message of condolence, expressing his grief over the loss.
“I am deeply grieved by the death of Serkis Seropyan, one of the veteran founders and the Armenian language pages editor of the Agos newspaper, which is the unique sound of diversity in Turkey,” read Çiçek’s statement.