Dr Gozen alleged that his thesis has been plagarised verbatim to the Chairperson Professor Dr Mahfuzul Islam of the Department of Islamic History and Culture on April 20 in an e-mail, Dr Islam confirmed.
“In his mail, the Turkish professor claimed Dr Faruk obtained his PhD degree plagarising the thesis published in 2009 titled ‘foreign policy institute in chapter five’. He urged the department authority to take necessary steps regarding this,” the chairperson told the Dhaka Tribune.
The chairperson also said: “A five member board headed by Professor Dr Mohammad Ibrahim was formed to investigate the allegations following an academic committee meeting of the department.”
When contacted, Faruk denied the allegations over the phone, saying: “it was a misunderstanding.”