Oct 25 (2/3): Erdogan Sued a German Satirical Comic?


He’s suing European papers. This shit would be so stupid if it wasn’t so insidious, dangerous, and harmful.

Erdogan’s legal strategy appears to be a variant of the Chewbacca Defense.

AP: Turkey’s Erdogan moves to sue French Le Point magazine

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says lawyers for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have filed a criminal complaint against French magazine Le Point journalists for allegedly insulting him.

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In its cover page headline, Le Point called Erdogan “The Eradicator” in relation to Turkey’s military offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria. The front page also read: “ethnic cleansing, Erdogan’s method.”

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In 2016, Erdogan sued a German comedian over a satirical poem, leading to diplomatic tensions with Germany and debate on freedom of speech.

Throwing “Erdogan suing a German comedian over a satirical poem” into the You Can’t Make This Shit Up dust bin.

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