Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Turkey Demands Germany Remove A Video Mocking Turkish President Erdogan

The Guardian: Turkey 'demands deletion' of German video mocking Erdoğan

Ankara summons German envoy to explain song lampooning Turkish president, according to reports

The Turkish government has reportedly ordered the deletion from the internet of a German satirical video that pokes fun at President Recep Tayipp Erdoğan and condemns his human rights record.

Germany’s ambassador to Turkey, Martin Erdmann, was summoned to the foreign ministry in Ankara last week, according to German media, and asked to justify the contents of the short film made by Extra 3, the popular satirical television programme.

“We demanded that the programme be deleted,” a Turkish diplomat told Agence France-Presse on condition of anonymity.

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WNU Editor: The video is funny (see above) .... but to demand its removal is causing more publicity than what it would otherwise get.

More News On Turkey Demanding That Germany Remove A Video Mocking Turkish President Erdogan

Turkey Protests Germany Over Satirical Erdogan Video -- AP
Turkey Summons German Ambassador Over Erdogan Music Video Parody: Report -- Newsweek
Satirical TV song about Erdogan sparks Turkey-Germany row -- AFP
Turkey ‘demands’ takedown of Erdogan-mocking video, German authors add subtitles instead -- RT
Germany and EU reject protests over song mocking Erdogan -- BBC
Berlin rebuffs Turkish protest over Erdogan satire -- Financial Times
Germany, EU reject Turkish protest against Erdogan satire -- Reuters
Germany: 'Press freedom is non-negotiable' amid diplomatic row over Erdogan satire -- DW
Juncker says Erdogan can't silence EU media -- EU Observer
Watch: the weird German music video that infuriated Turkey's president -- VOX

1 comment:

James said...

For all times I've claimed that Germans have no sense of humor (name all the famous German stand up comedians), I humbly apologize and take it all back.