For instance, German comedian and satirist, Oliver Kalkofe, called the current course of German policy an #AllBallsLost (#Eiverlust):
"We are now seeing the beginning of the end of Merkel's reign," Kalkofe said irritated. "I feel very sorry for this flabbiness," he added.
Following the decision of the German government, social network users posted more than 300,000 negative statements about German Chancellor Angela Merkel in mere hours.
For instance, a satirist portrayed Merkel dancing in front of Erdogan and presenting him the journalist's head on a platter.
Ein Bild sagt mehr als 1000 Worte #merkel #Boehmermann #Erdogan pic.twitter.com/gkSvN8ZtvP— Smiley007de (@Smiley007de) 15. April 2016
One picture says more than 1,000 words.
At the same time, Satirical magazine Der Postillon came up with the title "The conflict is settled. The government sends Böhmermann into the hands of the Turkish authorities."
Cartoonist Marian Kamensky depicted Merkel standing in front of the Turkish leader giving him a punching bag in the form of the disgraced satirist and boxing gloves.
#Steinmeier: Stimme von #Merkel entschied. ~ Karikatur: Marian Kamensky#Boehmermann #Merkel #Erdogan pic.twitter.com/7PmOpWSRXO— Vassilios Tzounakis (@tzounakis) 15. April 2016
Merkel's vote was decisive. Cartoon by Marian Kamensky.
Despite Merkel's statement that the investigation into Böhmermann's case should not be viewed as a pre-conviction, many perceived this move as a betrayal of German values and principles. German residents expressed their anger and frustration on social networks under the hashtag #NichtMeineKanzlerin (#NotMyChancellor).
So nimmer #NichtMeineKanzlerin https://t.co/vD3ZCo8vTT pic.twitter.com/DXkexwjrSD— Tobias Guggenberger (@guggenbergerME) 15. April 2016
WEG MIT DER ALTEN! #NichtMeineKanzlerin pic.twitter.com/zfXyt0Lme4— ❤ HATEforceOne ❤ (@HATEforceOne) 15. April 2016
“@castorpolox: #Merkel #NichtMeineKanzlerin #Vertrauensfrage pic.twitter.com/8jqTCAapYt”#NichtmeinLand— Catarin EnseⓂ️ (@CatEns) 18. September 2015