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For Turkey’s Erdogan, Free Speech No Laughing Matter

A German court is refusing to silence a top media executive who has defended a satirical poem that makes fun of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Cologne court Tuesday ruled comments by Axel Springer publishing house CEO Mathias Doepfner in support of a sexually explicit poem ridiculing the Turkish leader are protected by free speech laws. The development comes amid a long-running campaign by Erdogan to gag satirists, whether they be professional comedians and writers or...

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