Germany will allow prosecution of a comedian who mocked the Turkish president, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.
“The courts will have the final word,” she told reporters. But Germany will now move to repeal a section of the penal code which criminalises alleged insults of foreign leaders, she said.
Turkey asked Germany to prosecute comedian Jan Boehmermann, who crudely mocked President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The next legal move is not yet clear.