Satire Affair Turkish-Germans Caught Between Two Nations

An insulting poem about Turkish President Erdogan by German comedian Jan Böhmermann has set off widespread anger among German-Turkish people. But why is the community so attached to the Turkish president?
Von Serdar Somuncu
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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