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Germany Drops Investigation Into Comedian Jan Boehmermann's Anti-Erdogan Poem

German authorities have dropped criminal proceedings against a TV comedian that Turkey accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a poem he read out on television. Prosecutors in the western city of Mainz said they had not discovered sufficient evidence to proceed with a probe into Jan Boehmermann, despite Erdogan filing a complaint against the comedian. In March, the satirist had recited a poem on television in which he joked that the Turkish leader had participated in bestiality, calling him a “goat-f,” and watched child pornography.
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