Turkish journalist fired over anti-Erdogan tweet

AP News
Posted: Jul 23, 2015 6:42 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A prominent Turkish journalist has been fired by his newspaper over a tweet which suggested that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was responsible for a suicide bombing this week that killed 32 people.

The blast has been blamed on militants associated with the Islamic State group.

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

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Many accuse government leaders of having long ignored IS militants using Turkish territory to cross into Syria.