Turkey issued a postage stamp but it was NOT EXCLUSIVELY for PM Modi; here’s the truth

A post is making rounds on social media which claims that a postage stamp has been issued by the Turkish government which is dedicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian national flag is on it with the text inscribed in the stamp at the bottom reads, “Narendra Modi Prime Minister of the Republic of India”.

The caption with the viral picture read:

“तुर्की ने टिकिट निकाल दिया हमारे यहां गाली देने से ही फुर्सत नहीं है

(Translation: Turkey has issued a ticket while here they don’t have time except to abuse)

Interestingly, official Twitter handle of BJP’s Assam unit also shared the picture recently with the same claims.

 

 

FACT CHECK

When NewsMobile Fact Checked the above post we found out that claims in the viral post are slightly misleading. It’s true that a stamp was issued by Turkey but it was not exclusively for PM Modi.

A personalised postage stamp for ALL the leaders present in the G20 Antalya Summit was issued by the Turkish Postage which held on 15 November 2015.

ANTALYA, TURKEY – NOVEMBER 16 : Personalized stamps of G20 Turkey Summit Leaders are seen after they were presented by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (not seen) in remembrance of G20 Turkey Leaders Summit in Antalya, Turkey on November 16, 2015. Kayhan Ozer / Anadolu Agency

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