Day archives: April 19th, 2019

Jean-Jacques Damlamian – Vice President of France Télécom

Jean-Jacques Damlamian

Jean-Jacques Damlamian was born in Paris on May 29, 1942. A graduate of the Polytechnic School (1961) and the Higher National School of Telecommunications, Damlamian has worked in various departments at France Télécom‘s (now Orange) CNET R&D laboratories, local and intercity network departments, and at its headquarters as a personal assistant to the company’s CEO. …

Lévon Sayan – French-Armenian Operatic Tenor

Lévon Sayan

Lévon Sayan is a French-Armenian impresario, producer, and an operatic tenor. He was born in Marseilles into a family of Armenian immigrants and Armenian Genocide survivors. Sayan began his career as a classical singer in 1966. Soon, he recorded his first CD with Renée Doria. As a tenor, he sang in “Faust”, “Rigoletto”, “Carmen”, and …

The First Bookseller in Istanbul – Armenian Arakel

The First Bookseller in Istanbul

The first ever bookseller in Istanbul was Armenian Arakel Tozluian. He founded a bookstore in the capital of the Ottoman Empire in 1875 and after a few years expanded his business to an entire publishing house. In 1884, Tozluian published the first book catalog in Turkey called the “Arakel’s Library”, the purpose of which was …