This is an amazing story published by Russia’s leading news agency RT. It reports that a German prosecutor’s office has confirmed that it is investigating if TV comedian Jan Böhmermann violated the law by reciting a “defamatory poem” about Turkish President Erdogan, while Chancellor Angela Merkel called the piece “deliberately insulting.”
Two open questions readily come to mind:
- Whilst one must respect the laws of Germany, I wonder if there was political pressure to start the criminal probe?
- Surely, it’s no coincidence that Erdogan has Merkel over a barrel with regard to refugees.