Diran Kelekian

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Diran Kelekian
Տիրան Քէլէկեան
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Born1862 (1862)
Kayseri, Ottoman Turkey
Died1915(1915-00-00) (aged 52–53)
Çankırı, Ottoman Turkey
OccupationJournalist, editor, writer, and professor

Diran Kelekian (Dikran Kelegian, Armenian: Տիրան Քէլէկեան, 1862 – 1915) was an Ottoman Armenian journalist and professor at the University of Istanbul. He was editor of two newspapers, Cihan (since 1883) and Sabah (since 1908). He was murdered in the Armenian Genocide.

He studied in Istanbul and at the French Academy of Sciences at Marseilles, then became a lecturer at Ottoman University of Istanbul. Being the editor of Sabah, he also worked as a correspondent of Daily Mail and Presse Associe, published journalistic works in Turkish using Armenian letters, compiled a French–Turkish dictionary.

Kelekian was arrested in April 1915, deported to Çankırı and killed.

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  • Chrisopher J. Walker, Armenia: The Survival of a Nation, revised second edition, 1990; page 427.
  • Friedrich Schrader, "Politisches Leben in der Türkei", Die Neue Zeit 1919 (37.2): 463.

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