London magazine offers cash prize in ′President Erdogan Offensive Poetry Competition′ | News | DW.COM | 20.04.2016

Top German news agency, Deutsche Welle (DW), reports that one thousand British pounds is on the line in a competition designed to personally insult Turkish President Erdogan. It reminds us that a German comedian is facing prosecution over a satirical TV spot that caused Erdogan to take offense.

Source: London magazine offers cash prize in ′President Erdogan Offensive Poetry Competition′ | News | DW.COM | 20.04.2016

This story reminds us that free speech is vitally important.  This is a powerful message for Angela Merkel whose popularity has plummeted by securing Erdogan’s support.

Modern Germany has been an outstanding example of democracy, liberty and equality, so what’s really changed?

Perhaps, we’ll see a new comedy in the West End focused on Erdogan?

Thoughts?

One response

  1. Dr Alf is right,free speech does matter,especially with dangerous despots like Erdogan who we will regret having done nothing about as time goes on as he pretends to be our friend whilst giving aid and comfort to ISIS and permitting drug running through his country into Europe and the UK.

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