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Dozens of AZERBAIJANIS DETAINED IN IRAN

This article was published on 08 July 2018 at 02:54 PM. It has 70 views so far.

Iranian security forces detained more than 50 Azerbaijani activists gathered in the area of the Babek Fortress in the Eastern Azerbaijan province, Araznews reports.

The reasons for the detention are not disclosed.

Ethnic Azerbaijanis in Iran have been gathering for many years in July in the area of the Babek Fortress, which is considered a symbol of the Turkic identity. In recent years, these meetings have not been held because of the pressure of the Iranian security forces.