Within the framework of operations against the opposition Cumhuriyet daily of Turkey, police also detained well-known journalist Kadri Gürsel.
At the orders of the Prosecutor’s Office, and on charges of supporting the Gülen movement and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) which Turkey considers to be terrorist organizations, police detained 13 employees of Cumhuriyet, including its chief editor as well as its consultant, Kadri Gürsel, according to Milliyet daily of the country.
Gürsel has written numerous articles in favor of normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations. In one of his articles, Gürsel even advised the Azerbaijanis to forget about Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh).
And during a visit to Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, Kadri Gürsel had laid flowers at the Armenian Genocide Memorial.