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Iranian diplomats instigated killing of dissident in Istanbul

A view of the Iranian consulate in Istanbul. (AFP) March 28, 2020 Two intelligence officers at Iran's consulate in Turkey instigated the killing last November of an Iranian dissident in Istanbul who criticized the Islamic Republic's political and military leaders, two senior Turkish officials told Reuters. The accusation is likely to strain ties [...]

By |March 28th, 2020|Turkey|

U.S. court exposes Turkey’s role in Iran’s and Venezuela’s sanctions evasion schemes – again

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (R) is welcomed by Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan as he arrives for a meeting at Erdogan's office in Ankara June 9, 2014. (REUTERS) By Aykan Erdemir and Philip Kowalski March 21, 2020 A Manhattan federal jury on Monday convicted Ali Sadr Hasheminejad, the Iranian owner of the now-defunct Pilatus Bank of Malta, [...]

By |March 21st, 2020|North America, Turkey, USA, Venezuela|

50 Iran-backed Pakistani fighters killed in Turkish strikes in Syria

A poster showing 47 Pakistani militiamen associated with Zainebiyoun Brigade is being shared by Zainebiyoun on its Facebook page on March 1, 2020. (Facebook) March 7, 2020 Up to 50 Pakistani fighters have been killed in military action by the Turkish army and Syrian regime forces in Syria’s last major rebel stronghold in [...]

By |March 7th, 2020|Pakistan, Syria, Turkey|

Iran buries 21 Afghan, Pakistani proxy fighters killed in Syria

IRGC has sent thousands of Afghans and Pakistani fighters to fight in Syria. (Supplied) March 2, 2020 In intense clashes taking place in Syria’s Idlib province in recent days 21 members of Iran-backed Afghan and Pakistani militias were killed, Qom News an Iranian website has reported. The report says 18 members of Pakistani [...]

By |March 2nd, 2020|Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey|

Nine Iran-allied Hezbollah members killed, 30 wounded in Turkish strike in Syria

A 'Hezbollah' member in southern Syria. (AFP) February 29, 2020 Turkish strikes on northwest Syria late on Friday killed nine members of Iran-backed Hezbollah and wounded 30 others, a commander in the regional alliance backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said. The commander said on Saturday that the Turkish strikes targeted Hezbollah headquarters near [...]

By |February 29th, 2020|Lebanon, Syria, Turkey|

Turkish Airlines cancels flights to four cities in Iran

Iranian students repatriated from Wuhan arrived in Tehran on February 5. (Supplied) February 25, 2020 Turkish Airlines has canceled its flights to four Iranian cities and decreased the frequency of flights to Tehran until Feb. 27, the company said on Monday. The company said it canceled flights to Mashhad, Isfahan, Tabriz and Shiraz [...]

By |February 25th, 2020|Turkey|

Pakistan, Turkey, Armenia close Iranian border, Afghanistan bans travel over coronavirus fears

Iranian women wearing protective masks walk in a street in the capital Tehran on February 20, 2020. (AFP) February 24, 2020 Pakistan has sealed its Taftan border and stopped pilgrims from traveling via the crossing to Iran after six coronavirus deaths were reported in the neighboring country, officials told Arab News on Sunday. [...]

By |February 24th, 2020|Afghanistan, Europe, Pakistan, Turkey|

Turkish, Iranian media outlets exchange blows on Syria

Smoke plumes rising from reported Syrian and Russian airstrikes across the border in Syria's southeastern Quneitra province, July 16, 2018. (AFP) February 20, 2020 Turkish and Iranian media outlets are battling as deeply rooted tensions have resurfaced. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency has published an opinion piece that critically discussed tensions with Iran over Syria. [...]

By |February 20th, 2020|Syria, Turkey|

Iranian rapper wanted by Tehran freed from Turkish prison

Amirhossein Maghsoudloo, better known by his stage name Amir Tataloo, is an Iranian singer-songwriter. (Instagram) February 4, 2020 A popular and controversial Iranian rapper wanted by Iranian authorities who was arrested in Turkey on January 28 was freed by Turkish authorities on February 4. Videos posted on the Instagram page of Amir-Hossein Maghsouldloo, [...]

By |February 4th, 2020|Turkey|

Iran claims popular rapper detained in Turkey to be extradited

Amir-Hossein Maghsoudloo, stage name Amir Tataloo, a controversial Iranian rapper posted a handcuffed picture of himself on Instagram after Turkish police arrested him. January 28, 2020. (Instagram) February 01, 2020 Preliminary steps will be taken soon for the extradition of an Iranian rapper detained in Turkey, the Islamic Republic Prosecutor-General, Mohammad Javad Montazeri, [...]

By |February 1st, 2020|Arts, Turkey|