Jan Boehmermann, host of the late-night "Neo Magazin Royale" on the public ZDF channel is pictured during a TV show of Markus Lanz in Hamburg, Germany, August 21, 2012. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Erdogan’s lawyer says he’s acted to get entire poem mocking Erdogan banned

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s lawyer said on Saturday he had filed a complaint in a bid to get a satirical poem mocking his client banned in its entirety after a court issued a preliminary ruling in May banning re-publication of parts.

Comedian Jan Boehmermann recited a poem on television in March suggesting Erdogan engaged in bestiality and watched child pornography.


  • What a shitheel, the EU deserves him.

  • Martin B

    You know, if I found out that some German comedian I’d never heard of had written a poem (in German) about me having sex with goats and whacking off to kiddie porn, I would respond with a dignified silence. Why give it publicity?

    Has there ever been a more thin-skinned tyrant than Recep Tayyip Erdogan?

    • Probably not. And has there ever been a more thick-skinned Prime Minister than Stephen Harper? He could have made millions on defamation law suits.

    • Let’s write a poem about Obama and find out.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Did Erdogan actually do these things?

    • mobuyus

      With the Goats it was only off and on.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        I think the goats took the Fifth Amendment.

        • The “discovery” process should be interesting. So what happens when Boehmermann demands to see Egoman’s video collection presented in court?

        • Clausewitz

          I hear Ergodan ate the evidence, despite what the Ayatollah said.

        • mobuyus

          Contrary to what a muslim may say, a Goat never tells big lies.

  • mobuyus

    Sniffing erdogan’s farts has clearly driven this man insane.

  • ntt1

    oh come on, bestiality and pederasty are simply moderate islam,by the book. No wonder erdogan is outraged.

    • Clausewitz

      Sounds like a Liberal platform. In Canada they just ruled that bestiality was fine, and now they want to lower the age of consent for gays to 16. Who say Islam isn’t having an effect on Canada.

  • anotherjoeblogs

    Has The Streisand Effect not reached Anatolia yet ?


  • pdxnag

    Ban Tayyip Erdogan from travel to any place where he might take offense.

  • The sting of an insult is proportional to its accuracy.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Just like the draw Mohammed contest, we need a write gay porn about Erdogan contest.