An Istanbul court has issued a temporary restraining order against controversial TV personality Adnan Oktar and Gülperi Koçak, the mother of two young women, after a father claimed his two daughters were “forced” to be on Oktar’s program.Oktar, if you will remember, was responsible for sending out, unsolicited, copies of his anti-evolution book to hundreds of academic researchers. I have posted several pieces over the years on this mercurial, flamboyant personality, including several interviews. His books are, of course, worthless and, according to one source, often plagiarized. Still, it is is amusing to see this larger-than-life figure at work.
The Istanbul Anatolian 20th Family Court ruled for Oktar, known abroad as Harun Yahya, and Koçak to stay away from the 19-year-old and 17-year-old women for six months.
The court ruling came after the father, who lives in Austria, had not heard from his two daughters for a long time. The young women were then spotted on Oktar’s show.
Adnan, who has been described as the “most notorious cult leader in Turkey,” credits himself as a creationist and has written numerous books on the subject. On his TV program, he sits around with a group of plastic surgery-enhanced women, who he refers to as his “kittens,” discussing religion and social incidents.
Friday, January 26, 2018
Just When You Had Forgotten About Adnan Oktar...
Adnan Oktar, otherwise known as Harun Yahya is back in the news. The Hurriyet Daily News recounts the lurid tale: