German court rejects Erdogan request for injunction against media CEO

By REUTERS
May 10, 2016 16:02

BERLIN- The district court in Cologne said on Tuesday it had rejected a request made by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan for a preliminary injunction against the CEO of German publisher Axel Springer.

The injunction would have stopped Chief Executive Mathias Doepfner repeating a derogatory term about the Turkish leader, but the court rejected it on the basis of "the defendant's right to free expression of opinion", it said in a statement.


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