Turkish Government Summons German Ambassador Because Of A Silly Satirical Video… That's Now Getting More Attention
from the erdowhat? dept
We’ve written a few times about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who appears to have one of the thinnest skins of any national leader anywhere. He’s been filing an average of over 100 lawsuits a month over “insults” to himself. And the latest is that the Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the German Ambassador Martin Erdmann to explain why a German television station, NDR, broadcast a silly satirical video (gently) mocking Erdogan. You can see that video here (with English subtitles):
And imagine how much more effective it would have been if Erdogan and the Turkish government (a) ignored the video or (b) laughed it off? Instead, in freaking out about it, it only makes people think that it’s worth taking seriously.