A UK-based magazine has offered a prize to the author of the most offensive poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is suing a German comedian over a satirical verse.
The Spectator was offering £1,000. The money was donated by a reader.
It comes after Germany opened the door for a comedian to potentially be prosecuted over a TV broadcast.
Jan Boehmermann had recited a satirical poem on the TV channel ZDF which made sexual references to President Erdogan.
Mr Boehmermann is now under police protection and Angela Merkel’s government has approved a criminal inquiry, under a little-used law concerning insults against foreign heads of state.
Later the magazine has declared a winner:
I’m pleased to announce that we have a winner of The Spectator’s President Erdogan Offensive Poetry competition, and here it is:
There was a young fellow from Ankara
Who was a terrific wankerer
Till he sowed his wild oats
With the help of a goat
But he didn’t even stop to thankera.
The author of this winning entry is former Mayor of London and chief Brexiteer, Boris Johnson.