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A farewell ceremony for the late Ara Güler was held Saturday in Istanbul.

According to Agos daily, the ceremony began in the Armenian church and was held to Armenian melodies.

Güler was buried at the Armenian cemetery of Sisli. Thousands of Turkish, Armenian, Kurdish intellectuals, officials and politicians bid their final farewell to Ara Güler.

As reported earlier, famous Istanbul Armenian photographer Ara Güler passed away on Wednesday evening. Güler was born on August 16, 1928 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Güler, who was recognized as “Photographer of the Century” and was also known as the “Eye of Istanbul,” had begun his photojournalism career in 1950.

Ara Güler had received many Turkish and international awards and titles, and he had photographed numerous world-renowned personalities.

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