A symbol synonymous with Agos, and editor of the newspaper’s Armenian section, his family, colleagues and friends will tomorrow bid farewell to Sarkis Seropyan on his final journey. Following the church ceremony, a commemoration will be held for Baron Seropyan in front of the former offices of Agos.
“He remained loyal to two principles throughout his life; protecting the dignity of his ancestors, and never succumbing to injustice.” His family remembers Sarkis Seropyan, who passed away on Saturday.
We have lost the pillar and history of our newspaper, the editor of our Armenian section, our everything, Sarkis Seropyan, this evening, on 28 March 2015, Saturday. We bow respectfully before the memory of Sarkis Seropyan, who has been a symbol synonymous with Agos since its foundation, and offer our condolences to his family and all loved ones.
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Arrested and then released last month in Diyarbakır, Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink has been charged with ‘propaganda for a terrorist organisation’ and faces a sentence from 1 to 5 years if found guilty.
The first issue of Charlie Hebdo to be published since the attack on its offices hits the stands today in France and across the world. This issue of the magazine will remain on sale for 2 weeks. The cover depicting the Prophet Muhammad divided opinion across world media.
Last night, Police carried out a search on the delivery trucks of Cumhuriyet newspaper that today has published a 4-page selection from the new issue of Charlie Hebdo magazine. The Şişli, Istanbul, offices of the newspaper are currently sealed off by police for security purposes.
The attack carried out on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo continues to be widely condemned. Solidarity messages on social media have used the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie while the National Union of French Journalists called for a vigil in the name of press freedom and democracy at 5 PM local time at the Place de la Republique, Paris.
Frederike Geerdink, the only foreign journalist based in Diyarbakır and known for her comprehensive research and articles on the Kurdish issue, was detained today by an Anti-Terror Squad that raided her home. Geerdink was later released after providing a statement.