Germany: Police protection for satirist Boehmermann over Erdogan poem

Jan Boehmermann

Jan Boehmermann, considered Germany’s most incisive satirist, had read the obscene poem on his Neo Magazin Royale programme on 31 March, making clear that it included material that broke German laws on free speech.

In particular, the poem made references to sex with goats and sheep, as well as repression of Turkish minorities.