The İstanbul 9th Penal Court of Peace on Saturday arrested Akin Atalay, the chief executive officer of Turkish daily Cumhuriyet, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported

Atalay was detained early on Friday at Istanbul Ataturk Airport after arriving from Berlin.

An Istanbul court ruled for Atalay’s arrest last week, but police did not find him at home, and he was said to be abroad.