1000 years in jail: Turkish preacher sentenced prison term for sex crimes

Istanbul: A Turkish Muslim televangelist who appeared on TV and gave religious preachings with scantily-clad women accompanying him, has been sentenced to 1000 years in jail for various sex crimes, a local Turkish media reported.

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The preacher identified as Adnan Oktar preached conservative views while he called the women accompanying him his “kittens” – many of whom appeared to have had plastic surgery and danced around him in the TV studio.

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The preacher now 64 year old was arrested in June 2018 as part of a crackdown on his ‘cult group’ by the financial crimes unit of the Istanbul Police.

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