In total, 236 people, including Oktar, were involved in the case, and received various prison sentences.
Oktar, also known as Harun Yahya, is a Turkish writer and an Islamic creationist. Oktar is the author of over 300 books on political, religious and popular science issues, that are translated into 76 languages.
In 1986, Oktar was arrested on charges of attempting to use religion or religious feelings to partially change the social, economic or political structure of a secular state. However, the court dismissed the charges, after which Oktar was acquitted and released from custody.
Several Turkish media has reported that Oktar was the leader of a pseudo-Islamic cult where sexual slavery and group sex are practiced. (UNI)