Fact Check: 2015 Image of the Postal Stamp Issued for PM Modi By Turkey Viral with Misleading Claims

A postal stamp featuring PM Narendra Modi has surfaced on social media platforms, claiming that the Turkish government issued the stamp as a mark of gratitude for the aid India provided after the recent earthquake.

The post reads: Turkey, Islamic country, issued a stamp on Indian PM as a mark of gratitude for the timely help rendered after the recent earthquake.

Here’s the link to the above post.


NewsMobile fact-checked the viral post, and found it to be misleading.

A report by The Economic Times, dated November 18, 2015, states that a personalised postage stamp featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi was issued by Turkey to mark the G20 Leaders Summit in 2015. The report further states that all the 33 leaders, who had attended the summit, were also presented personalised stamps.

PM Modi attended the summit on November 15 and 16, 2015.

The official handle of G20 Turkey also posted an image of the special edition stamp collection.

An article published in Business Today states: “In all, 33 stamps, including the leaders of the 19 biggest and most powerful economies of the world and the European Union, were issued.”

Former US President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe can be seen featured in the postal stamps.

Therefore, it can be concluded that the image of the postal stamps is being shared with misleading claims.

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