The German Chancellor has admitted she made a mistake in the case of a German satirist under investigation for ridiculing Turkish President Erdogan. She has apologized for calling his poem 'deliberately offensive,' but stands by the charges.
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."
Whether on Facebook, in our comments section or on Twitter, DW users are hammering out who's right or wrong in an escalating debate about a German comedian's televised, satirical takedown of the Turkish president.
Germany's parliament has voted to scrap its law protecting heads of state and governments from insults. The decision comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan tried to indict a prominent German satirist.
A court in Germany kept in place a ban on the more explicit passages of a satirical poem about Turkey's President Erdogan. Comedian Jan Böhmermann caused a diplomatic row when he read the poem on his TV show last year.
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