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TV Station Stands Behind German Comedian Who Mocked Erdogan

A German television station is pledging its full support to comedian Jan Boehmermann in any legal proceeding brought against him for mocking Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The head of Germany's ZDF television made the pledge Saturday, a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that her government would grant a Turkish request for prosecution of the comedian. She added that it is up to the courts to decide his guilt or innocence. ZDF chief Thomas Bellut told the...

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