Angela Merkel Caves To Turkish Pressure, Authorizes Criminal Probe Against Comic

Several weeks ago, a German comedian Jan Böhmermann, landed in hot water after releasing a satirical “video poem” about the Turkish president which aired in ZDF Neo Royale program on March 31, and accuses Erdogan of repressing Turkey’s national and religious minorities, as well as of being a pedophile.

The video, which incidentally was less funny than the author had intended, can be seen in the clip below.