Prominent Turkish Armenian dermatologist dies at 79 in Istanbul
A prominent Turkish Armenian dermatologist who was living in Istanbul died at 79 on Feb. 13.
Professor Agop Kotoğyan, who was known as “Kolsuz Agop” (Armless Agop) since he had one arm, was one of the most well-known dermatologists in Turkey.
Kotoğyan was under treatment at the Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty Hospital for a while as he was taken to the intensive care unit after his condition worsened.
A funeral ceremony will reportedly be held on Feb. 16 at Istanbul University, where he had graduated from.
“He was under treatment for a long time. We are suffering great pain. We will say goodbye to Agop on Saturday,” said his wife, Suzan Katoğyan.
Meanwhile, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Selina Doğan expressed her condolences via her twitter account.
“Dr. Agop Kotoğyan was one of the most valuable dermatologists in our country. We are saddened by our loss. Asdvads hokin lusavore. Rest in peace,” she posted following his death.