Turkey ‘demands deletion’ of German video mocking Erdoğan

The complaints centre on a two-minute song which was broadcast by the TV channel NDR on 17 March and can still be seen on broadcaster ARD’s website and on social media. The German ambassador to Turkey has been summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry. Germany’s Foreign Ministry confirmed that the German Ambassador in Turkey “made clear in these conversations that the rule of law, independence of the judiciary and protection of fundamental freedoms, including freedom of the press and freedom expression, are valuable goods that must be protected together”.

Sources: The Guradian, The Washington Post