The Guardian view on the Jan Böhmermann affair: no joke - The Guardian

Crude mockery of Turkey's president has led to a German comic being prosecuted under an obscure old law. Free speech is one big loser. Angela Merkel's reputation is another. Jan Böhmermann, whose abusive televised 'poem' about Recep Tayyip ...

Turkish embassy sends out directive: Report any insult to Erdogan - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Ankara's consulate in Rotterdam has sent out an email requesting that Turkish organizations report any insults made against the Turkish president. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends the opening session of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 ...

Merkel admits to error in Erdogan satire row, but may still have the last laugh - Times of India

BERLIN/HAMBURG: The prim and pragmatic Angela Merkel rarely puts a foot wrong, but the indomitable German chancellor is being panned for allowing the prosecution of a popular satirist who poked fun at Turkish President Recep Erdogan.

Write A Dirty Poem About Turkey's President And Win About $1500 - Newsy

The contest is protesting Germany's decision to prosecute a comedian who read a satirical poem about Turkey's president on TV. ShareTweetEmail · SMS. Flash plugin failed to load. Share Video.

Freedom Uber Alles: Merkel Admits Mistake in Erdogan-Bohmermann Poetry Row - Sputnik International

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted to making a mistake in her handling of the Jan Bohmermann affair, Tagesschau reported. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan exchange gifts before.

Turkish Consulate Tells Turks to Report Insults to Erdogan - Breitbart News

The Turkish consulate in the Netherlands is telling Turks to report any insults they hear about the Turkish President. The Turkish government is currently embroiled in a debate about free speech in Germany. German comedian Jan Böhmermann mocked ...

You can win almost $1500 for the filthiest, nastiest poem about Turkey's touchy president - Quartz

Have you got an offensive poem about Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan? Then you should think about entering the Spectator's competition: there's a £1,000 ($1,440) prize for the winner, paid for by a generous and free-speech loving reader.

Turkey free speech row goes EU-wide - EUobserver

Turkey has said Dutch authorities should throw the book at a Dutch comedian the same way German authorities treated a German comic for insulting Turkey's president. The Turkish embassy to the EU told EUobserver on Friday (22 April) that Hans Teeuwen ...

Merkel: It Was a Mistake to Criticize Comedian's Erdogan Commentary - Wall Street Journal

BERLIN—German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday she had made a mistake earlier this month when she publicly criticized a German comedian's poem ridiculing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “This was, in retrospect, a mistake,” Ms. Merkel ...

Angela Merkel admits 'error' in Recep Erdogan satire row - India.com

Angela Merkel defended her decision to authorise criminal proceedings against popular comedian Jan Boehmermann, saying this was a "fair" reaction to the poem that accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of paedophilia and bestiality. By Press Trust of ...

Merkel admits 'mistake' in Böhmermann satire case - Deutsche Welle

Chancellor Merkel has said she regretted sharing her views on Jan Böhmermann's song about Erdogan, which she labeled "deliberately offensive." Still, approving Ankara's suit against the satirist was "correct," she added. Deutschland Merkel. German ...

Turkey asks Dutch about Erdoğan cartoons, while Dutch asks Turkey about 'insult email' - Hurriyet Daily News

The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the ambassador of the Netherlands earlier this week in order to voice unease over cartoons depicting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, while the Dutch ambassador used the opportunity to ask Turkish authorities to ...

Is Turkey Now Controlling Freedom of Speech in EU? - Sputnik International

Dutch News agencies revealed an email from the Turkish consulate this Thursday, urging Dutch Turks to report insults to Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Radio Sputnik discussed current freedoms of speech and human rights in Turkey with Joël Le Déroff, senior ...

Merkel says EU-Turkey deal 'absolutely right and essential' - Daily Sabah

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite. (AP Photo). German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her policy of closer ties with Turkey and dismissed criticisms about the EU-Turkey deal.

Merkel admits 'mistake' in satire poem affair - The Local.de

Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted on Friday that she had made a "mistake" in her initial reaction to the poem, but held that the investigation against the comedian should still be allowed. Merkel said on Friday that she had made a "mistake" when she ...

The Netherlands to abandon law against insulting foreign heads of state - The Independent

The Dutch government to abolish a law which prohibits anyone insulting the head of a friendly state. Currently, this crime carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison. Read more. Angela Merkel's fawning over Erdogan will backfire. This move by ...

How Many Angela Merkels Does It Take to Screw German Comedy? - Foreign Policy (blog)

The prosecution of Germany's leading satirist might be just what the country's comedy scene needed. By Thomas RogersThomas Rogers is a freelance writer based in Berlin. April 22, 2016; facebook twitter google-plus reddit LinkedIn email. How Many ...

Hear someone insult Erdogan? Report it to us, says Turkish consulate in the Netherlands. - Washington Post

What should someone in the Netherlands do if someone says something "derogatory" or "defamatory" about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan? According to an email sent out by Ankara's consulate in Rotterdam, Turkish organizations in the country should ...

Are You Boehmermann? Join The Spectator's 'Offensive Erdogan Poetry Competition!' - Glossy News (satire)

The very possibility of putting someone on trial for being rude about Erdogan is as illiberal or rather anti-liberal as these things come. It will be hardly more of a relief if he is found 'not guilty' than if he is found 'guilty'. The fact such a ...

Merkel's Popularity Plummets to Lowest in 5 Years Amid Migrant Crisis - Sputnik International

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU Union Party has plummeted to 33 percent in the latest poll - its lowest rating since 2011, following months of controversy over the refugee policies which has threatened to split her own party. According to the ...