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German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after addressing the press on April 15, 2016 at the Chancellery in Berlin.
Chancellor Angela Merkel approved a Turkish demand for a German TV comedian to be prosecuted over a crude satirical poem about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a bitter free speech row. / AFP / John MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)