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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Erdogan will sue the head of the Axel Springer because of the pamphlet


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, through his counsel, has filed a lawsuit against the head of the media holding Axel Springer Mathias Dapfner. It happened after Deppner quoted Erdogan insulted the poem satirist Jan Bemelman and wrote an open letter in support of it.


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German lawyer of Erdogan filed a lawsuit in the district court of Cologne. The Turkish side demands to impose on Dapfner a temporary ban that will not allow him to speak in favor of the author of a satirical poem, writes Deutsche Welle.

The reason for going to court was an open letter from Deppner published in the newspaper Welt am Sonntag, in which the head of Axel Springer praised the pamphlet presenter Jan Amerman. “I laughed loudly,” — said the head of the concern.

He added that he is ready to join expressed in the poem “language and insults”. In addition, Deppner criticized the actions of the German government, which allowed Turkey to begin an investigation against the comedian.

According to the lawyer of Erdogan, in the case that the land court of Cologne rejects the claim, he will advise the Turkish President to appeal to the next court level.

The performance of Beermann was held on 31 March in the TV channel ZDF. The comedian recited a poem, which contained crude sexual innuendo and the accusations of Erdogan’s oppression of Kurds and Christians.

German prosecutors have launched an investigation against the TV presenter. Beermann is suspected of “insulting organs and representatives of foreign States”. This article prescribes punishment in the form of a fine or deprivation of liberty for a term up to three years.

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