Don’t worry Recep, as more Muslims enter Germany, the more likely your idea of what is freedom of speech will eventually be instituted there.
Satirists offer Erdogan ‘dirty deal’ on mocking video
Published: 31 Mar 2016 08:45 GMT+02:00
“If Erdogan wants to hear criticism, he should watch extra3. If he wants no criticism, he should meet the Chancellor [Angela Merkel],” presenter Christian Ehring joked.
Merkel has come in for tough criticism from opponents for overlooking Turkey’s poor press freedom and human rights record in her eagerness to strike a deal with Turkey to take back refugees arriving in Europe illegally.
For each Syrian that Turkey takes back from the Greek islands, the EU will resettle one recognized Syrian refugee from a Turkish camp.
And it was on this theme that the satirists decided to press home.
“For every joke a Turkish comedian is allowed to make, we will retract one,” Ehring said in a more serious moment addressing media freedom in Turkey.