Jan Boehmermann

Erdogan Loses Appeal to Obtain Injunction Against Springer CEO

BERLIN, June 21 – A German court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan after he was denied an injunction to prevent the chief executive of Europe’s largest newspaper publisher Axel Springer from repeating an insulting poem. In an open letter published in April, Mathias Doepfner expressed his support for German comedian

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Erdogan Files Complaint Against “Insulting” Poem Read on German TV

BERLIN, April 12 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has filed a complaint against a comedian who recited a satirical and sexually crude poem about him on German television, complicating Berlin’s attempts to get Turkey’s help in dealing with Europe’s migrant crisis. The issue pits freedom of speech values that are core to Western Europe against

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