Press statement...

The news that appeared in some media organizations with the headline “Fatwa Hotline pardoned father’s abuse” does not reflect the truth in any way.
As anyone who reads the report can see the news itself there is no record at the Office of the Head of Diyanet about such an incident. Besides, any response on the hotline does not erase the legal and divine responsibility of a person and any possible punishment.
The Fatwa Hotline has been established to provide answers to citizens on religious issues they are interested in. It is very sad that the responses on this hotline from time to time is being exploited for sensation and as a material for tabloids.
We inform the public with deep respect.
Press and Public Relations Office