Hyderabad: Twitteratis are now claiming that Turkey has issued a postage stamp dedicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A tweet in Hindi translated to, "The Muslim nation Turkey has issued a postage stamp on watchman Prime Minister Narendra Modi and we have no time to abuse him and shout 'Chor Chor'."
We also found similar posts on Facebook that were doing the rounds earlier.
Find the images of Facebook posts below
The claim is misleading. As part of a commemorative series, the Turkish government had issued postage stamps of all leaders who had attended the G20 Antalya Summit in 2015 in Turkey. The stamp was not exclusively for Prime Minister Modi.
With Mr. Modi turning 71 on 17 September 2021, several dignitaries like President Ram Nath Kovind and other dignitaries and politicians greeted him with BJP leaders hailing his leadership. Along with the greetings came in several posts with the claim that Turkey has issued a postage stamp dedicated to Mr. Modi.
NewsMeter came across a tweet by G20 Turkey's official Twitter account which said, "President Erdoğan presented a special edition stamp collection of all the leaders attending the #G20AntalyaSummit."
Second, we came across an image that was posted on several websites that contained images of postage stamps of all the world leaders who had attended the G20 Turkey summit in 2015.
The same image had gone viral earlier with the claim that Turkey had issued a stamp of Mr. Modi, the "greatest" leader of the world.
We also found an article by News Mobile which said, "It's true that a stamp was issued by Turkey but it was not exclusively for PM Modi. A personalized postage stamp for ALL the leaders present in the G20 Antalya Summit was issued by the Turkish Postage which was held on 15 November 2015."
Hence, the claim is misleading as the Turkish government had issued postage stamps, as part of a commemorative series, of all leaders who attended the G20 Antalya Summit in 2015. The stamp was not exclusively for Prime Minister Modi.