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Of Armenian descent, Margosyan was born on December 23, 1938 in the Hançepek district of Diyarbakır, Turkey. He received his primary education at the Suleyman Nazif İlkokulu and Ziya Gökalp Ortaokulu in Diyarbakır, and continued his secondary education at the Armenian community schools in Istanbul, attending Bezciyan Ortaokulu and Getronagan Lisesi. Margosyan received his college degree from the Philosophy Department of the Faculty of Letters at the Istanbul University.
Between 1966-1972, Margosyan worked as the school director of the Surp Haç Tıbrevank Armenian High School and also taught philosophy, psychology, Armenian language and literature. Later he left teaching and started commercial activities.
Margosyan published a number of short stories in Armenian at the Marmara newspaper, some of which were later collected and published under the name Mer Ayt Goğmeri (Turkish: Bizim Oralar) (1984). In 1988 Margosyan received the Eliz Kavukcuyan Literature Award for authors writing in Armenian in Paris, France. Margosyan published Gavur Mahallesi (1992), Söyle Margos Nerelisen? (1995) and Biletimiz İstanbul'a Kesildi (1998) in Turkish and in 1999 published his second book, Dikrisi Aperen in Armenian. His book Gavur Mahallesi was translated into Kurdish and published in 1999 with the title Li ba me, Li wan deran by Avesta Publishing in Istanbul.
Margosyan's articles for the daily Evrensel, were published under the name Çengelliiğne in 1999. Margosyan continues to write for Evrensel under the column Kirveme Mektuplar, which was published in a 2006 book of the same name.
Margosyan's last book, an autobiographical novel called Tespih Taneleri, was published in 2006.
- "Mıgırdiç Margosyan" (in Turkish). Aras Yayıncılık. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
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