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

The Guardian view on the Jan Böhmermann affair: no jokeThe GuardianCrude 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 ...and more »

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

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

Jerusalem Post Israel NewsTurkish embassy sends out directive: Report any insult to ErdoganJerusalem Post Israel NewsAnkara'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 ...and more »

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

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

Times of IndiaMerkel admits to error in Erdogan satire row, but may still have the last laughTimes of IndiaBERLIN/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.and more »

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

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

NewsyWrite A Dirty Poem About Turkey's President And Win About $1500NewsyThe 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.and more »

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

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

Sputnik InternationalFreedom Uber Alles: Merkel Admits Mistake in Erdogan-Bohmermann Poetry RowSputnik InternationalGerman 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.and more »

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

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

Breitbart NewsTurkish Consulate Tells Turks to Report Insults to ErdoganBreitbart NewsThe 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 ...and more »

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

You can win almost $1500 for the filthiest, nastiest poem about Turkey's touchy presidentQuartzHave 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.and more »

Turkey free speech row goes EU-wide - EUobserver;

Turkey free speech row goes EU-wide - EUobserver

EUobserverTurkey free speech row goes EU-wideEUobserverTurkey 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 ...and more »

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

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

Wall Street JournalMerkel: It Was a Mistake to Criticize Comedian's Erdogan CommentaryWall Street JournalBERLIN—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 ...and more »

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

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

India.comAngela Merkel admits 'error' in Recep Erdogan satire rowIndia.comAngela 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 ...and more »

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

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

Deutsche WelleMerkel admits 'mistake' in Böhmermann satire caseDeutsche WelleChancellor 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 ...and more »

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

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

Hurriyet Daily NewsTurkey asks Dutch about Erdoğan cartoons, while Dutch asks Turkey about 'insult email'Hurriyet Daily NewsThe 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 ...and more »

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

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

Sputnik InternationalIs Turkey Now Controlling Freedom of Speech in EU?Sputnik InternationalDutch 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 ...and more »

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

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

Daily SabahMerkel says EU-Turkey deal 'absolutely right and essential'Daily SabahGerman 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.and more »

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

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

The Local.deMerkel admits 'mistake' in satire poem affairThe Local.deChancellor 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 ...and more »

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

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

The IndependentThe Netherlands to abandon law against insulting foreign heads of stateThe IndependentThe 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 ...and more »

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

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

Foreign Policy (blog)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 ...and more »

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

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

Washington PostHear someone insult Erdogan? Report it to us, says Turkish consulate in the Netherlands.Washington PostWhat 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 ...and more »

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

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

Glossy News (satire)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 ...and more »

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

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

Sputnik InternationalMerkel's Popularity Plummets to Lowest in 5 Years Amid Migrant CrisisSputnik InternationalGerman 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 ...and more »