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This article is about the Armenian newspaper from Turkey. For the Filipino TV series, see Agos (TV series). For AGOS, the US Navy Auxiliary General Ocean Surveillance Ship type, see Ocean Surveillance Ship. For the plural of ago, see AGO (disambiguation). For other uses, see Agos (disambiguation).

Cover of Agos on 18 January 2013 carrying the photo of its assassinated editor in chief Hrant Dink
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Berliner
Founder(s) Hrant Dink
Editor-in-chief Hrant Dink (1996-2007)
Etyen Mahçupyan (2007-2010)
Rober Koptaş (2010-present)
Founded 1996
Political alignment Independent
Language Turkish and Armenian (print)
English (online edition)
Headquarters Istanbul, Turkey
Official website

Agos (Armenian: Ակօս, "Furrow") is an Armenian bilingual weekly newspaper published in Istanbul, Turkey. It was established on 5 April 1996.

Today, Agos has a circulation of over 9,000. It has both Armenian and Turkish pages as well as an on-line English edition. Hrant Dink was its chief editor from the newspaper's start until his assassination outside of the newspaper's offices in Istanbul in January 2007.

Hrant Dink's son Arat Dink, who served as the executive editor of the weekly, has been named as a co-defendant in the cases brought against Hrant Dink for denigrating Turkishness due to his managerial position at the weekly.

After Hrant Dink's assassination, the editor-in-chief of the weekly became Etyen Mahçupyan; in 2010 he was succeeded in that position by Rober Koptaş.[1] Arat Dink continued to serve as the executive editor. The current executive editor is Aris Nalcı.

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  1. ^ Vercihan Ziflioğlu (17 June 2010). "Young editor to take helm of Turkish-Armenian weekly". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 

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