Charges dropped against German comic over Erdoğan poem | World news | The Guardian

Prosecutors say there is not enough evidence to convict Jan Böhmermann over satirical TV sketch about Turkish leader

A German standup comedian who provoked a major diplomatic row between Berlin and Ankara over a poem insulting the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has been told he will not face prosecution.

German prosecutors said on Tuesday that they had dropped their investigation into Jan Böhmermann because of insufficient evidence he had committed a crime.

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