The Egyptian authorities believe that the Greek Press Agency correspondent in Cairo was a victim of murder and have already arrested a suspect.
According to Al-Ahram, his body was found in his home after several days of no signs of life, and Egyptian authorities arrested a food distributor who worked in a restaurant and knew the victim. According to judicial sources, the motive for the murder is believed to have been robbery.
According to the Giza prosecutor‘s office, the AP correspondent was stabbed when he was found dead in his apartment on Saturday in the Sheikh Zayed district.
Nikolaos Katsikas worked as a correspondent for APC and collaborated with ERT in Cairo for many years with professionalism and a sense of duty.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its sincere condolences to his relatives.
Our competent Consular authorities are in constant contact with the competent Egyptian authorities.
Nikos Katsikas was born on 7 May 1966 and was originally from Piraeus. He has been working as a correspondent for the APPE-MPA in Cairo since September 2016, and for the historic Cairo newspaper “Light” since the 2000s (he took over and published 550 sheets out of the 700 or so that the publication has in total).
Editor-in-chief of the weekly publication “New Light” of Cairo (continuation of the historical Light), the monthly publication “Alexandrian Postman” and the news website “Pyramis“.
He worked with conviction and passion with the aim of preserving the role of the Egyptian media as a “bridge of Hellenism that is bypassing our beloved Nile Country with the even more beloved Motherland“, as he wrote in the photo album “150 years of Greek Press in the Nile Country“, which was published in 2016 and was edited by the experienced journalist.
He was vice-president of the Greek Centre in Cairo. He graduated in Byzantine Music, and was ordained in 2006 as Archbishop Proto-Choirmaster by Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria and All Africa, whom he has followed on many pastoral visits to Africa. He was a member of the Union of Editors of Athens Daily Newspapers (ESIEA).
Devastated by the sudden loss of our colleague Nikos Katsikas, the family of GPA bids him farewell and expresses its sincere condolences to his family.
The deceased was for many years a key contributor to APPE-MPA and ERT, thus constituting the link with the homeland for Egyptian Greeks.