“Delicious, juicy, and the next big thing, is Erdogan the burger,” was the intriguing announcement on the restaurant’s Facebook page, “It [the burger, definitely not the Turkish leader] weighs more than any kebab.”
The “tasty and delicious” Erdogan burgers were served with goat cheese, the restaurant said, apparently referring to German TV satirist Jan Bohmermann’s poem implicating Recep Tayyip Erdogan in alleged sex acts with goats and a proclivity for child pornography. Erdogan and later German Chancellor Angela Merkel found the poem insulting. Bohmermann now faces prosecution under a rarely-used law that punishes those who insult foreign dignitaries.
The burger proved to be popular and the story was covered by local news. On May 1, it even had to close for the day as it had run out of the “delicious” offerings.
Shortly after the appetizing Erdogan burgers appeared on the eatery’s menu, the proprietors announced the closure of their restaurant “until further notice.”
"Saulecker, saftig und der Burner ist Erdogan, der Burger. Sein Gewicht ist mehr als jeder Döner – nur sein Geschmack, der ist noch schöner."Ab heute bei uns: Der Erdogan Burger – Natürlich mit Ziegenkäse 😉
“Due to concrete threats, and in particular calls by Erdogan supporters to come to our restaurant, we can no longer guarantee the safety of our workers,” the restaurant said. It posted part of a threat on its Facebook page written by a person calling himself “Smith Wesson,” (the name apparently referring to the US gun manufacturer): “I’d say we them pay a visit. Who’ll join me?”