Turkish teacher says unveiled girls deserve to be raped

Turkish children sing the national anthem before their lesson at a school in Hatay, April 2, 2012. (Reuters)

A school teacher in Turkey is under investigation amid claims she told female students they “deserve rape” for not wearing an Islamic headscarf, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News reported on Thursday.

Now according to the report a number of parents have filed criminal complaints against the middle school teacher who works in the northern Turkish province of Tokat.

The parents claim the teacher, whose name was not revealed, made the statement during a religious education class.

It is claimed the school’s head teacher told parents the teacher had “apologized” for her comments, but the students’ families have insisted legal action be taken against the teacher.

A local prosecutor’s office said two inspectors were investigating the teacher’s remarks and will be taking necessary measures regarding the incident.

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