A Turkish academic claimed on Jan. 6 that the Noah called his son via cell phone shortly before the famous flood, the story of which is recounted in both the Quran and the Old Testament, Hürriyet Daily News reported.
Speaking on state-run channel TRT 1 on Jan. 6, Yavuz Örnek, a lecturer at the Marine Sciences Faculty of İstanbul University, said Noah communicated with his son via cell phone as they were a long way from each other.
"There were huge 300 to 400-meter high waves and his [Noah’s] son was many kilometres away. The Quran says Noah spoke with his son. But how did they manage to communicate? Was it a miracle? It could be. But we believe he communicated with his son via cell phone," Örnek said.
He also claimed that Noah himself built the ship made of steel plates and this ship used nuclear energy.
"I am a scientist, I speak for science" Örnek added.
Since 2002, Turkey's AKP government has embarked on a systematic, multi-pronged effort to Islamize Turkey’s education system.
According to the figures of Turkey's Minister of National Education 4,811 academics were suspended from their jobs in the academy in ten months, following the coup attempt on July 15, 2016.