A religious official was suspended from his post for sexually assaulting a child in the northern province of Çorum.
The deputy mufti of the Kargı district of Çorum, identified only as F.K., was accused of sexually assaulting a child with the driver of the district's mufti.
They were suspended from their posts after the child filed a criminal complaint against them.
Investigators from Turkey's Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) reportedly visited Kargı two weeks ago.
The investigation into the case is ongoing.Civil society condemns Turkey's top cleric for overstepping his post's legal bounds