WESTERN ARMENIA – Armenian writer of Aleppo, publicist, novelist, and community activist Dr. Toros Toranyan passed away in Yerevan at the age of 93.

Toros Toranyan was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1928. His parents, Khacher and Varduhi, were born in the village of Tsipin, Aintab, Cilicia, Armenia.

Toranyan is a multi-genre creator. His books are “Road to the Stars”(1960), “Green Letters”(1965), “Andalusian Songs” (1979), “Roads of Nostalgia” (1990), “Tales Told by My Grandfather” (1992), Let Armenia Speak (1998), Through Life (1999), and other well-known works.

He also wrote “Vava and Sarkis Khachatryan” (1983), “Witness of Time and Ambassador of the Future” (1990), “Andranik Tsarukyan, Novelist and Poet” (2000), “Absolute writer. Roper Khadjeyan” (2002), “Conversations with Garbis Surenyan” (2003), “The Phenomenon of Simon Simonyan” (2004).

He was awarded the Medal of Movses Khorenatsi in 2012.

The President, the Government and the Parliament of Western Armenia express their deepest condolences to his family and friends.