Journalist fired over tweet criticizing the president

Kadri Gürsel, Turkish National Committee Chair for the International Press Institute (IPI), is fired from the daily Milliyet over a tweet criticizing Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

In a tweet posted Wednesday, Kadri Gursel said it was “shameful” that world leaders were offering condolences to the “Number 1 cause of IS terrorism.”

Milliyet daily fires columnist Gürsel over tweet critical of Erdoğan