German prosecutors probe Erdogan 'bestiality' TV satire

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses to mukhtars during a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, on April 6, 2016German prosecutors on Wednesday announced a preliminary probe into a TV satirist who crudely insulted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on air in the midst of a row with Turkey over freedom of expression. Comedian Jan Boehmermann accused Erdogan, among other things, of having sex with goats and sheep in his “Defamatory Poem” that, a smiling Boehmermann declared on air, openly breaches Germany’s legal limits to free speech. About 20 viewers agreed and launched criminal complaints over the offending clip, which Chancellor Angela Merkel through a spokesman labelled “deliberately insulting”.

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