The district court of Hamburg has not fallen for this trick and has interpreted the text correctly. And now let's see what the Higher Regional Court will decide.» Germany: Court looks into Erdogan appeal against partial ban on satirical poem Hamburg's Land Court began hearing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's appeal against the decision to ban only parts of an 'offensive' satirical poem... Еще by comedian Jan Boehmermann, on Tuesday. In February 2017, the district court of Hamburg had banned certain parts of a poem by Boehmermann, which Erdogan felt violated his dignity. Both sides appealed. Both Boehmermann's and Erdogan's lawyers were present in court on Tuesday. Erdogan's lawyer Mustafa Kaplan called Boehnermann's poem a «dehumanising text» which «is further disseminated under the guise of freedom of expression and art expression.» Boehmermann's lawyer Christian Schertz said that the text in question could not amount to «abusive criticism» towards Erdogan. Boehmermann, host of Neo Magazin Royale, presented his poem on the public ZDF channel on March 31 2016. The poem accused Erdogan of repressing Turkey's national and religious minorities — Kurds and Christians, and referred to the Turkish leader as a 'goat f*cker.'