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Founder of Iranian TV station shot dead in Istanbul

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Founder of Iranian TV station shot dead in Istanbul
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The founder of an Iranian satellite TV station, GEM TV, has been shot dead in Istanbul.

Saeed Karimian was killed along with a business partner while driving in the city.

It is reported the pair was stopped by a jeep before shots were fired.

Karimian was sentenced last year in absentia to six years in prison by a court in Tehran over accusations of propaganda against the state.

City officials are quoted by local media as saying that initial police findings suggested a dispute over money may be behind the shooting.

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