April 14, 2016 / 10:52 AM / in 2 years

Merkel says still considering Turkish request to prosecute comedian

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 14, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday her government was still examining a request from Turkey to prosecute a German satirist who recited a sexually crude poem about Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on television.

“The consultations ... are continuing and we will inform you when they are over,” Merkel told a news conference.

Reporting by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Paul Carrel

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