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Cover of Agos on 18 January 2013 carrying the photo of its assassinated editor in chief Hrant Dink
TypeWeekly newspaper
Format Berliner
Founder(s) Hrant Dink
Editor-in-chief Hrant Dink (1996-2007)
Etyen Mahçupyan (2007-2010)
Rober Koptaş (2010-2015)
Yetvart Danzikyan (2015-)
Political alignmentIndependent
Language Turkish and Armenian (print and online edition)
English (online edition)
Headquarters Istanbul, Turkey

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

Agos has both Armenian and Turkish pages as well as an online English edition. Today, the paper has a weekly circulation of over 5,000.


Turkish-Armenian Hrant Dink was Agos chief editor from the newspaper's beginnings until his assassination outside the newspaper's offices in Istanbul in January 2007.

Hrant Dink's son, Arat Dink, who served as the executive editor of the weekly, had been co-defendant in the cases brought against Hrant Dink for "denigrating Turkishness" on account of his managerial position at the weekly.

After Hrant Dink's assassination, Etyen Mahçupyan was named editor-in-chief. In 2010, he was succeeded in that position by Rober Koptaş. [1] Arat Dink continued to serve as executive editor.

In 2012, a plan made by the Atsız Youth to attack the Agos headquarters was exposed. [2] [3]

In 2015, Yetvart Danzikyan became editor-in-chief of the newspaper and Aris Nalcı executive editor. [4]


  1. ^ Vercihan Ziflioğlu (17 June 2010). "Young editor to take helm of Turkish-Armenian weekly". Hürriyet Daily News. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Son Dakika". Milliyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2022-07-17.
  3. ^ "Hocalı mitingini 'Genç Atsızlar' sabote etmiş". CNN TÜRK (in Turkish). Retrieved 2022-07-17.
  4. ^ Bianet: Agos'ta Yetvart Danzikyan Dönemi (in Turkish)

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