Probe launched into law professor over lesbian relationship exam question
ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
Hürriyet photoA probe has been launched by the rectorate of Akdeniz University (AÜ) into Law Faculty Professor Mehmet Nihat Kanbur, after he used an example featuring a lesbian relationship in a mid-term exam.
In the exam, Kanbur included a case study featuring a fictional story of two female characters who engaged in sexual intercourse, giving details about the method and practice of the intercourse.
The example featured a detailed dialogue between the characters before they engaged in intercourse, as well as descriptions of the style of the intercourse, which included the use of an external object bought from a sex store. The names of the characters were derived forms of "fool" and "naughty."
Complaints have led to an investigation being launched into Kanbur.
"We have launched an investigation into Professor Kanbur after complaints were lodged by students and their parents," Akdeniz University Assistant Rector Muharrem Kılıç said.
However, Kanbur defended himself, saying: "50 percent of the crimes committed in Turkey are sex-related crimes. Law faculty students will in future be prosecutors, lawyers and judges. They should know how to do this sort of analysis ... There is no shame in the law," Kanbur said.
The investigation may result in Kanbur being dismissed from his post.