By:Bethan McKernan, Turkey correspondent
Five Iranians are in Turkish detention, the latest in an apparent wave of arrests and deportation orders
Iranian dissidents in Turkey are unsure whether the country is still a refuge after what appears to be a new wave of arrests and deportation orders targeting asylum seekers from the Islamic Republic.
Afshin Sohrabzadeh, 31, a Kurdish political activist, faced torture and solitary confinement during seven years in prison in Iran before he managed to escape during a hospital visit and flee across the border to Turkey in 2016, followed by his wife the following year.
This month Sohrabzadeh was detained after a routine visit to his local police station in the city of Eskişehir to obtain travel papers, and charged with being a threat to Turkey’s national security.