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Merkel allows inquiry into comic's Erdogan insult - BBC News

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A German TV comic is under police protection after he read an obscene poem about the Turkish President which is threatening to create a diplomatic row between the two countries. Mr Erdogan has filed a criminal complaint against the satirist Jan Boehmermann in a case that has prompted a debate in Germany over freedom of speech. German prosecutors are investigating whether he broke a law against insulting foreign leaders.


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What a pethetic row. It's like playground shenanigans escalated to an obscene level. Has the Turkish PM never heard of the Streisand effect lol? On the other hand it makes me sad for the citizens of Turkey that have to put up with this maniacal prick.

Author — Adam Pardoe

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Germans at heart in generally have a great sense of humour, especially When having a few good pints!!

Author — Steven Hombrados

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Germany suppressing free speech didn't end well last time.

Author — Mjh 617

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i just had beer, sausage and sauerkraut and I am happier for it :D

Author — Dick Burns

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thanks for the important news, lets focus on tax evasion

Author — GGast0n

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Peta should inquire for animal cruelty. Poor goats :, (

Author — copypastecopypaste

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And now they are waiting respect for macron 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

Author — kırmızı kurbağa 5454

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wow, that made international news? this guy really knows how to get into the spotlight ^^

Author — iseeicyicetea

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Really, the migration crisis got this bad? You are now going after free speech. Merkel you are considering this..wow!

Author — OLE PAULDOMAR

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Merkel and Erdogan are acting quite authoritarian.
Freedom of speech was so 20th century anyways....

Author — KnightsRadiant

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One of the reasons Turkey should never be allowed to join the EU.

Author — Zadorine1

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Killing Merkel "WIR SHAFFEN DAS" brexit, brexit, brexit!!!!

Author — paul vos

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The sultan of the Bosporus said a few years ago that democracy is like a train you jump on to reach your destination which would be abollishment of democracy and instatement of Islam as the predominant or only religion. Merkel is once again failing Germany and Europe.

Author — ZenUp Mo

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Author — Hiljmnijeta Apuk

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How pathetic it's almost as pathetic as the childish behavior of Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.

Author — tomlinid

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it's strategy. this way erdogan will face a GERMAN COURT - have fun Erdogan ;)

Author — zXaIeXz

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What's the difference between a skunk and Erdogan? A skunk is cute and smells better.

Author — zaphodbeblebrox9

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can we stop selling arms to this guy please? Honestly... and support the Kurds

Author — serjthereturn

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100 more comedians should do the same....maybe they will have to prosecute the world! all heads of state are fair game!

Author — Ruby Tat

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How could the German chancellor agree to prosecute this guy. She should protect her own citizen.

Author — MuckoMan