Fact Check: Did Turkey issue a stamp featuring PM Modi? Here's the truth

A photo of a stamp with the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is viral on Facebook. It is being claimed that Turkey issued the stamp and called Mr. Modi the “World’s Greatest Leader.”

By Misha Rajani  Published on  30 April 2022 10:52 AM GMT
Fact Check: Did Turkey issue a stamp featuring PM Modi? Heres the truth

Hyderabad: A photo of a stamp with the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is viral on Facebook. It is being claimed that Turkey issued the stamp and called Mr. Modi the "World's Greatest Leader."




Netizens are sharing the image with the caption, "Turkey has unveiled the stamp of Narendra Modi in memory of the world's greatest leader at this moment of pride. Every Indian should be proud of this."


FACT CHECK

NewsMeter found that the stamp was issued in 2015 by Turkey but not exclusively for PM Modi.

According to a report by Business Today from November 2015, personalised stamps were issued to all members who attended the G20 Leaders Summit. Thirty-three personalised stamps of G20 Turkey Summit Leaders were presented by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in remembrance of the G20 Summit.

The stamp of 2.80 Turkish lira bears a picture of Mr. Modi and the Indian national flag. The words "Narendra Modi - Prime Minister of Republic of India" is written at the bottom.


An official statement about the G20 Antalya Summit special edition commemorative stamps can be seen here. There is no mention of exclusively issuing a stamp for Mr. Modi and calling him the "World's Greatest Leader."


Clearly, Turkey had issued a stamp of Mr. Modi and all leaders who attended the G20 Leaders Summit in 2015.

Claim Review:Turkey issued a stamp of PM Narendra Modi in memory of the “world’s greatest leader.”
Claimed By:Facebook User
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Facebook
Claim Fact Check:False
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