CNN TURK’s evening news anchor Nevsin Mengu has been dismissed by the channel’s administation as of today, reports the daily Evrensel on Monday.
Mengu, one of the most popular news anchors in the country was heavily criticized by pro-government media for a comment she made during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to The White House last week. “He went in and he went out, 23 minutes in total” said Mengu during the channel’s live coverage of the visit, referring to the short meeting between President Erdogan and US President Trump.
Mengu was dismissed from her position as the evening news anchor but will continue to work in CNN TURK, reported the news outlet Medyaradar.
“I’ll be back : ) See you soon” said the famous anchor in a tweet she posted on Monday afternoon.