Has Turkey issued a stamp depicting PM Modi? here is the truth

A photo of a stamp bearing the likeness of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going viral on Facebook. It is claimed that Turkey issued the stamp and called Mr Modi “the world’s greatest leader”.

By Misha Rajani Published on April 30, 2022 10:52 GMT


Fact check: Did Turkey issue a stamp featuring Prime Minister Modi?  here is the truth

Hyderabad: A photo of a stamp bearing the likeness of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going viral on Facebook. It is claimed that Turkey issued the stamp and called Mr Modi “the world’s greatest leader”.

Netizens shared the image with the caption, “Turkey unveiled the seal of Narendra Modi in memory of the world’s greatest leader at this proud moment. Every Indian should be proud of it.”

FACT CHECK

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

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

The 2.80 Turkish lira stamp bears a photo of Mr. Modi and the Indian national flag. The words “Narendra Modi – Prime Minister of the Republic of India” are written at the bottom.

An official statement on the special edition commemorative stamps of the G20 summit in Antalya can be viewed here. There is no mention of issuing a stamp exclusively for Mr Modi and calling him the ‘greatest leader in the world’.

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

Examination of the complaint:Turkey has issued a stamp of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in memory of the “greatest leader in the world”.
Claimed by:Facebook user
Complaint reviewed by:Newsmeter
Source of complaint:Facebook
Verification of the facts of the claim:Fake

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