Erdogan urges Rouhani to seize negotiations opportunity with Washington

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. (Reuters) February 22, 2021 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday he saw a window of opportunity for Iran and the United States on sanctions after recent statements, adding he wanted US sanctions on Tehran [...]

By |February 22nd, 2021|North America, Turkey, USA|

Iran exploiting friendly ties to eliminate dissidents

Assadollah Assadi was arrested in Germany — where authorities said his diplomatic immunity from Austria didn’t apply. (NCRI) By Majid Rafizadeh February 20, 2021 When a foreign government befriends Iran and pursues appeasement policies toward Tehran, it opens the door for the regime to exploit it and pursue its hard-line agenda on that [...]

By |February 20th, 2021|Europe, Turkey|

U.S. court dismisses case against Turkey’s Halkbank by victims of Iran-linked attacks

A view shows the logo of Halkbank at its headquarters in Atasehir, in Istanbul, Dec 17, 2013. (Reuters) February 17, 2021 A U.S. judge on Tuesday agreed to dismiss a case against Turkish state lender Halkbank filed by victims of attacks by groups linked to Iran, on the condition that the sides reach [...]

By |February 17th, 2021|North America, Turkey, USA|

Drug lords and diplomatic staff linked to Iranian Telegram dissident’s assassination in Turkey

According to the Turkish media, Naji Sharifi Zindashti (C) is the leader of a drug cartel who was sentenced to death in a smuggling case in Iran and who fled to Turkey. (Supplied) By Faramarz Davar February 15, 2021 Turkish media outlets have provided new details about the murder of Massoud Molavi Vardanjani, a [...]

By |February 15th, 2021|Opinions On Iran, Turkey|

Turkey arrests Iranian diplomat over killing of dissident in Istanbul

Masoud Molavi Vardanjani, had been killed for criticizing Tehran’s political and military leadership. (Supplied) February 11, 2021 Turkish authorities have arrested a staff member of the Iranian consulate in Istanbul for his role in the killing of an Iranian dissident in 2019 in the city, a Turkish daily reported on Thursday. Mohammad Reza [...]

By |February 11th, 2021|Turkey|

Turkey tells UN that drug traffickers were involved in kidnapping of Habib Chaab by Iranian intelligence

Undated photo of former ASMLA leader Habib Chaab. (Twitter) January 22, 2021 In response to a UN letter on the kidnapping of Swedish-Iranian national Habib Chaab, Turkey denied allegations concerning the role of Turkish intelligence in the enforced disappearance of Chaab, claiming that he was smuggled illegally into Iran by an international drug trafficking network. Following the [...]

By |January 22nd, 2021|Minorities, Turkey|

Iranians flee their failing state for Turkey and beyond

Iranians walk past mural painting as daily life continues despite of the U.S. sanctions against Iran on August 08, 2018 in Tehran, Iran. (Anadolu) By Kourosh Ziabari January 21, 2021 Iranians are buying real estate in Turkey in hope of acquiring citizenship and leaving behind the bitter realities of life in Iran’s failing state and [...]

By |January 21st, 2021|Europe, Turkey|

Watchdog calls on Turkey to halt expulsion of Iranian journalist

Freelance journalist Mohammad Mosaed has written extensively on corruption, embezzlement, sanctions and labor protests in Iran. (Supplied) January 18, 2021 A media watchdog has called on Turkey to halt the expulsion of an Iranian journalist sentenced to prison for alleged activities against the regime after criticizing Tehran's response to the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S-based Committee [...]

By |January 18th, 2021|Turkey|

Iran embassy to Turkey’s virtual Soleimani memorial trolled by protesters

An Iraqi protester hits a poster showing the leader of the Quds Force, Gen. Qassim Soleimani with a shoe during anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq, Nov. 3, 2019. (AP) January 4, 2021 A virtual memorial for slain Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani organized by the Iranian embassy in Ankara on Saturday on Zoom was hijacked by protesters [...]

By |January 4th, 2021|Turkey|

Iran hires criminals and drug dealers to kidnap its opponents

According to the Turkish media, Naji Sharifi Zindashti is the leader of a drug cartel who was sentenced to death in a smuggling case in Iran and who fled to Turkey. (Supplied) By Ebrahim Ramezani December 18, 2020 Turkish media have published more details about the kidnapping of  Habib Assoud, a former leader of [...]

By |December 18th, 2020|Minorities, Turkey|