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She should have told Turkey to shove it instead of appeasing them. When this man gets exonerated by the judicial system it's unlikely that Turkey will be satisfied and the result will be the same for relations between Turkey and Germany. Dance with the one you came with, Merkel.

I don't think so. She can always say that she did all that was in her power, but the judges, those independent little devils, are beyond what she can control. Everyone knows that nothing will happen to the comedian, otherwise hell will break loose in German public opinion. In terms of foreign relations, she made the best move.

"She" (in fact it is her government and not "she" alone) doesn't appease Turkey but rather honors German law.

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