Iranian rapper Amir Tataloo arrested in Turkey

The Guardian – Musician was detained in Istanbul after Tehran issued Interpol request

The rapper Amir Tataloo, one of Iran’s most famous musicians, has been detained in Istanbul after an Interpol request from Tehran authorities.

Turkish police confirmed on Tuesday they detained Tataloo, real name Amirhossein Maghsoudloo, in Istanbul’s Fatih district because of an Interpol red notice flagging him as a wanted person.

On Instagram, Tataloo posted a photograph showing him in handcuffs, and another captioned: “They said the Iranian government wants me.”

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