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You'll get my respect when you figure out that seriously intended insults to a foreign leader cannot be a crime.

"In the end, German prosecutors decided that a satirical poem was just that, an act of hyperbole in the name of art — not a criminal attempt to insult a foreign leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey."
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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 n...

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