Turkey’s prominent gynecologist arrested after making female patients watch erotic movies
One of Turkey’s most prominent gynecologists has been arrested over sexual abuse after making his female patients watch erotic movies at his clinic.
Two patients had filed a criminal complaint against Professor Fecri Sevilen, alleging that they were sexually harassed at the gynecologist’s clinic in Istanbul’s upscale Nişantaşı neighborhood.
Sevilen rejected the claims in his testimony to the police, who seized his computers and telephone as part of the investigation.
Sabah newspaper reported on Nov. 12 that the court arrested Sevilen, citing “strong suspicion of crime” due to the professor’s sexually suggestive telephone messages to the complainants whose testimonies matched up.
The arrest ruling also noted that the gynecologist made his patients watch erotic movies at his clinic while asking them questions that violated their privacy.
Sevilen was sent to a prison in Istanbul pending trial.