German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and German comedian Jan Boehmermann. Photo: Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and German comedian Jan Boehmermann. Photo: Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and German comedian Jan Boehmermann. Photo: Reuters

Angela Merkel bows to pressure from Turkey by agreeing to prosecute comedian who insulted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The decision blew open a divide in her Christian Democratic-led government, with ministers among the junior partner Social Democrats dissenting.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and German comedian Jan Boehmermann. Photo: Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and German comedian Jan Boehmermann. Photo: Reuters
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and German comedian Jan Boehmermann. Photo: Reuters
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