Wednesday, 27 April 2016

A Poem For Erdogan

A poem for Erdogan
The Spectator, a weekly UK news magazine, has launched a "President Erdogan Insulting Poetry Competition", with a £1,000 prize for the most offensive poem written about President Erdogan of Turkey. According to the rules, drawn up by Douglas Murray, "all entries must be (a) wholly defamatory and (b) utterly obscene."

The competition, announced in the magazine's current issue (dated 23rd April), was inspired by recent attempts to prosecute German comedian Jan Boehmermann, who recited a poem mocking Erdogan on 31st March. The deadline for entries is 23rd June, timed to coincide with the UK's referendum on its membership of the European Union.

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