The German government has given Turkey the go-ahead for its lawsuit against Jan Böhmermann. The satirist had recited a poem about Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on TV. Now it's up to a German court to decide if he’s guilty of defamation.
His poem about president Erdogan, which led to diplomatic tensions between Turkey and Germany, made him world famous: Satirist Jan Böhmermann revisits the year 2017 in a new exhibition in Düsseldorf, "Deuscthland."
Saxony state prosecutors have attracted anger after ruling that a gallows "reserved for Angela Merkel" could be put on sale, because it was art. Legal experts say the decision betrays a failure of the rule of law.
Berlin and Ankara are willing to overcome their differences "through dialogue," said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu during a visit to Germany. He described his German colleague Sigmar Gabriel as a "friend."
German satirist Jan Böhmermann has threatened legal action against Merkel if she doesn't take back her statement on Böhmermann's poem about Turkish President Erdogan. Merkel had called it "purposefully offensive."
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