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.
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?