Jan Böhmermann is a German comedian and radio and TV personality who was born in Bremen in 1981. He is known for his part in the "Böhmermann Affair."
Böhmermann achieved added renown in 2016 after his satirical takes on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan led to penal proceedings being instigated against him on charges of lèse-majesté, according to a law many feel to be outdated. The affair has raised questions about freedom of speech. This page collates recent DW content on Jan Böhmermann.
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."
German prosecutors have rejected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's appeal of a decision to drop an investigation into the TV reading of a poem by satirist Jan Böhmermann. The case caused diplomatic friction.
German prosecutors have found insufficient evidence to charge comedian Jan Böhmermann for his televised poem insulting Turkey's president. Böhmermann was responding to Recep Tayyip Erdogan's lust for libel litigation.