A court in Istanbul sentenced Turkish sex cult leader Adnan Oktar to more than 1,075 years in prison on Monday, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
The Turkish court sentenced Oktar to 1,075 years and three months in prison for charges of “founding and leading a criminal organization, political or military espionage, aiding Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) even though not being its member, sexual abuse of minors, sexual abuse, deprivation of liberty of person, torture, disturbance of right to education, recording personal data, and threat,” according to Anadolu Agency, which cited an anonymous judicial source.
FETO is the Islamist Turkish government’s name for Hizmet, an Islamic movement led by cleric Fethullah Gülen. Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames Gülen, who lives in Pennsylvania, for a failed coup attempt in 2016. Gülen denies all involvement and the Erdogan government has yet to present any legitimate concrete evidence for its claims. Imprisoned Erdogan