Turkey demands German action over ‘obscene’ TV satirist

Turkey has made a formal request to Germany to prosecute the TV satirist Jan Boehmermann for reading an obscene poem about President Erdogan. Boehmermann made clear before he read the poem that it contained allegations that breached German rules on free speech. Germany prosecutors launched a preliminary inquiry, as insulting foreign leaders is considered illegal.
Broadcaster ZDF has said it will stand by Boehmermann.
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