Jan Böhmermann

German Mag Mocks Erdogan With Fake Penis Cover

A satirical German magazine has published a front cover mocking Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by depicting him with a fake penis – after Chancellor Angela Merkel approved the prosecution of German comedians who insult the Islamist leader.


Erdogan Seeking Injunction Against German Media Executive

BERLIN (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (pictured) is seeking a preliminary injunction against German publisher Axel Springer’s chief executive Mathias Doepfner, German media cited Erdogan’s lawyer as saying on Monday. German media cited Ralf Hoecker, a lawyer for Erdogan,

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a press conference after the closing session of the 13th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul's Congress Center (ICC) on April 15, 2016.

Chancellor Merkel Admits ‘Error’ In Erdogan Satire Row

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday admitted she had made an “error” in the bitter freedom of speech row sparked by a comedian’s poem about Turkey’s president. But she defended her decision to authorise criminal proceedings against popular comedian Jan

Chancellor Merkel

Turkish Consulate Tells Turks to Report Insults to Erdogan

The Turkish consulate in the Netherlands is telling Turks to report any insults they hear about the Turkish President. The Turkish government is currently embroiled in a debate about free speech in Germany. German comedian Jan Böhmermann mocked Turkish president

Geert Wilders

Bid To Scrap Law Criminalising Satirist’s Criticism Of Turkish President

Politicians from the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia have launched a bid to protect a German satirist, after Ankara filed a criminal defamation suit against him for insulting the Turkish President. Last week Chancellor Angela Merkel announced her decision to allow the prosecution of Jan Böhmermann to


No Joke: Most Germans Think Merkel Wrong To Permit Prosecution Of Comedian

According to an opinion poll taken at the weekend, fully two thirds of Germans oppose the government’s decision allowing prosecutors to bring a case against Jan Böhmermann, a German comedian who mocked Turkey’s President Erdoğan. Critics warn the effects will be felt in Turkey as