German Comedian's Crude Poem About Turkish President Sparks Controversy

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German police are providing protection for the controversial comedian Jan Boehmermann after he performed a crude poem criticizing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on German TV. Investigators are also looking into whether Boehmermann may have violated German speech laws. NPR’s Robert Siegel speaks with Anton Troianovski of the Wall Street Journal about the controversy.

Source: NPR