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Iranian-Turkish Tensions Escalate Over Syria, Iraq

VOA – Tensions between neighbors Turkey and Iran are on the rise, with the countries jostling for influence in war-torn Syria and Iraq. But there are concerns that the rivalry is fueling sectarian divisions in the region. The tensions could also open the door to cooperation with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Officially Ankara says it enjoys good neighborly relations with …

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Iran’s Cyber Police Tries to Control Popular Social Media App Telegram with Hacking, Permits

Iranhumanrights.org – A state crackdown on social media ahead of Iran’s 2017 presidential election has resulted in the Cyber Police (FATA) requiring Iranian-owned channels with more than 5,000 followers on the country’s most popular messaging application, Telegram, to seek official permits. Meanwhile, several Iranian-owned Telegram channels have been hacked by state agents, according to an investigation by the International Campaign …

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Turkish Security Forces Arrested Iranian Ex-Political Prisoner Peyman Aref

Radiozmaneh – Special Operations Department of Turkish Police in Ankara have arrested Iranian ex-political prisoner and Asylum seeker Peyman Aref on alleged charges of involvement with Gulenists. Peyman Aref In the early hours of Saturday 10 Dec, Turkish anti-terror police raided the residence of Peyman Aref in Ankara and arrested him. Peyman Aref is a student activist, journalist and former …

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Unprecedented Ruling Lightens Jail Term for Imprisoned Baha’is

Radiozmaneh – Twenty four Iranian Baha’is who had been sentenced to heavy sentences ranging from 6 to 11 years for charges ranging from threatening national security to links to espionage, were acquitted from the charge that link them to enemy countries by the appeals court in Golestan Province. The unprecedented ruling comes after numerous human rights groups and activists have …

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Iranian-German Interpreter of Berlinale Rep is Summoned by IRI intelligence

Radiozamaneh – Nourshafarin Dastouri who was accompanying the Berlinale film festival representative in and Iranian trip has been summoned to questioning by Iranian intelligence services. It is not clear yet which faction of the intelligence services has summoned Dasturi but a source has told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Ms. Dasturi received a call to present …

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