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The September 22, 1889 front page of
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Founded 1884
Language Armenian
Ceased publication 1915

Arevelk (in Armenian Արեւելք meaning Orient) was a widely circulated and read Armenian newspaper published and circulated throughout the Ottoman Empire.[1][2][3]

The newspaper was started by a collaboration of many Armenian writers including Arpiar Arpiarian.[1] It was a literary and political newspaper with democratic tendencies. It subsequently attracted numerous writers who would eventually form the core of the Armenian realism movement. The paper became a prestigious opinion maker and was published uninterruptedly until the Armenian genocide of 1915.[1]

Prominent contributors[edit]


  1. ^ a b c J. Hacikyan, Agop (2005). The Heritage of Armenian Literature From The Eighteenth Century To Modern Times. Detroit: Wayne State Univ Pr. p. 453. ISBN 9780814332214. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Panossian, Razmik (2006). The Armenians: from kings and priests to merchants and commissars ([Online-Ausg.]. ed.). New York: Columbia Univ. Press. p. 139. ISBN 9780231139267. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Rowe, Victoria (2003). A history of Armenian women's writing, 1880-1922. London: Cambridge Scholars. p. 9. ISBN 9781904303237.