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Germany Authorizes Prosecution of Comedian at Turkey’s Request

Germany opened the way to the possible prosecution of a TV comedian who mocked Turkey’s president, but it is up to the courts to decide whether any criminal act was committed.     German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Friday that her government will grant a Turkish request for the prosecution of Jan Boehmermann after he recited a crude poem about Turkey's president, despite "diverging opinions" within the German ruling coalition.   “The federal...

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