An encyclopedia of Islam prepared by Turkey's Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) does not consider it haram (forbidden) for a previously divorced woman to marry off her daughter to her new husband's father, according to local news reports on Tuesday.
The particular entry in the encyclopedia, which is published digitally on the Diyanet's website, lists which relatives can or cannot marry based on its interpretation of Islamic law. The most recent version was updated from a 2009 edition.
The Diyanet created controversy in 2016 when it declared that it was not 'haram' for a father to have feelings of lust for his daughter if she is older than nine.
Among other controversial announcements it has made include a 2017 statement that said people could divorce their spouses via a telephone call, a text message, a fax or the internet.
In 2008, the Diyanet declared feminism to be “immoral” and said that it creates “very negative results from a social and moral perspective.”Religious official suspended from post for sexually assaulting child in northern Turkey