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CNN Türk anchor taken off air after remark about ‘short’ Erdoğan-Trump meeting

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CNN Türk presenter Nevşin Mengü was taken off the air by station management on Monday after remarks she made about President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s meeting with US President Donald Trump last week.

Mengü was the target of criticism in the pro-government media after she said, “He [Erdoğan] went in and he went out, 23 minutes in total,” during an evening news program last week as she referred to the short meeting between Erdoğan and Trump.

According to the Medyaradar news website, Mengü was relieved of her duties as the evening news anchor but will continue to work at CNN Türk.

I’ll be back : ) See you soon,” she wrote in a tweet posted on Monday afternoon.

The Doğan media group, which owns the CNN Türk news channel, fired TV presenter İrfan Değirmenci in February after he announced that he would vote “no” in an April 16 referendum that expanded Erdoğan’s powers and opened the way to a switch from a parliamentary system of governance in Turkey to an executive presidency.

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