Satirical Erdogan doll up for auction on Ebay in ‘solidarity’ with Jan Böhmermann

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SERENA SHIM 

from Veterans Today: 

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The proceeds of the auction, which ends on Friday, May 6, at 3:58 p.m. local time (1358 UTC), will be donated to “Reporters without Borders.” The non-governmental organization, which defends freedom of information and freedom of the press, uses donations for causes such as the medical treatment or legal fees of persecuted journalists. The unexpected offer of 10,000 euros ($11,500) was made on Monday by an Ebay bidder in Austria, the doll’s creator Marcel Offermann told DW.

The 45-year-old artist from the western German town of Neuss, near Düsseldorf, said he recreated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a 65-centimeter-sized figurine in solidarity with German satirist Jan Böhmermann.

Advertised on Ebay as “one of a kind,” the porcelain reincarnation of the Turkish leader is accompanied by a goat – painted in the colors of the German flag, with the name “Angela”…

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