Diran Kelekian

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Diran Kelekian
Տիրան Քէլէկեան
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Born 1862 (1862)
Kayseri, Ottoman Turkey
Died 1915 (1916) (aged 53)
Çankırı, Ottoman Turkey
Occupation Journalist, editor, writer, and professor

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

He studied in Constantinople and at the French Academy of Sciences at Marseille, 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, 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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