Turkey ‘demands’ takedown of Erdogan-mocking video

… German authors add subtitles instead – Published on RT, March 30, 2016 [with VIDEO]: the satirical piece about “The big boss from Bosporus,” who is “ripe for his great Ottoman Empire,” starts off with criticizing Erdogan crackdown on freedom of speech. Erdogan is also criticized for the alleged shuffling of the electorate votes and cracking down on women …;

Ankara reportedly pressurized Berlin into removing a satirical clip aired by NDR earlier this month. However, the show’s producers decided to amplify the message and released English and Turkish subtitled versions of the video criticizing the Turkish President.

Following the broadcast of the satirical piece titled “Erdowie, Erdowo, Erdogan” on an NDR show titled “Extra 3” on March 17, German Ambassador Martin Erdmann was summoned several days later to officially explain “in length” the reasons for the broadcaster’s behavior … //

… The video also focused on the lavish living of the Turkish president and his multibillion euro deals with the Europeans to keep migrants at bay, as well as the alleged sympathy for Islamic State terror group in Syria and military crackdown on Kurds.

“He loathes the Kurds and much rather bombs them then his brothers in faith over at ISIL,” the song claims.

The controversy appears to be increasing the popularity of the video, with the English version of the video on YouTube receiving over 1.7 million views in less than 24 hours after the news first emerged of Ankara summoning the German Ambassador.

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