Harun Yahya on trial

The trial of Adnan Oktar, the controversial Islamic creationist who publishes under the name Harun Yahya, started in Istanbul, Turkey, on September 17, 2019, according to the Associated Press (September 17, 2019).

Through the Scientific Research Foundation (Bilim Arastirma Vakfi, or BAV), Oktar and his followers produce a steady stream of publications and audiovisual material aimed at dismissing evolution as baseless and pernicious.

The indictment, according to the Daily Sabah (September 17, 2019), "portrays him and his followers as a dangerous cult which exploited gullible recruits and built a criminal empire thriving on blackmail and other wrongdoings."

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