The German comedian January Böhmermann announced on his Facebook page that he let himself and his television show to take a break. The announcement comes days after the German government approved a request from Turkey to seek criminal charges against Böhmermann, who mocked the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Human rights bodies have criticized the government’s decision. Böhmermann writes that he felt great support from the German people, but he also ended up in a difficult situation because the xenophobic extreme right suddenly taken his party.
The comedian says that he takes break to “re-let the public focus the really important topics refugee crisis, videos of cats or Sophia Thom Allas (German actress and model) love life “.
After the government decision is up to a court to decide whether a prosecution should be brought against Böhmermann.