The head of an Islamist association has said that men can break their fasts during Ramadan by having sex with their wives "if they miss them so much."
The World Hafiz Education Association head Mesut Özdemir said that his bizarre suggestion is included in the Islamic law.
"Let me tell you, maybe you'll find it weird. A person can break his fast by having sex with his wife if he missed her so much. This exists in the Islamic law," Özdemir said during a TV show titled "Believer Youth" aired in the fundamentalist Akit TV.
His remarks were criticized on social media, prompting the channel to remove the footage from its social media accounts.