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Three images have been shared thousands of periods on Facebook together with a assert they exhibit Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inspecting the design undertaking of “70,000 elite houses” for survivors of a 2020 earthquake. The declare is misleading. Though one particular image shows Erdogan inspecting a housing venture for survivors of a 2020 earthquake in eastern Turkey, the other two photographs demonstrate residences constructed for residents of Dedemli village in the country’s southwest, who are established to be relocated forward of a planned dam job.

The images have been shared listed here on Facebook on February 1, 2021. It has been shared 4,800 periods. The first and 3rd photos show an aerial see of rows of two-storey properties on a wide land location. The next photograph shows Erdogan, wearing a facial area mask, hunting at properties from a helicopter.

The post’s Indonesian-language caption interprets to English as: “President Erdogan: I built 70,000 units of elite residences easily offered for the Turkish persons. 

“Erdogan inspects the construction venture of 70,000 elite residences for Turkish folks who missing their houses immediately after an earthquake in 2020.”

Screenshot of the deceptive put up, taken on February 5, 2021

The images have also appeared on Fb here, right here and here as effectively as on Twitter here, right here and below alongside a identical declare.

The assert, on the other hand, is deceptive.

Erdogan photo

A reverse image research on Google discovered the image of Erdogan was posted alongside with a media statement listed here, on the formal web page of the Turkish president, dated January 25, 2021. 

The press assertion reads: “President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan created a speech at the 1st Anniversary Commemoration of Elazığ Earthquake and Important Handover Ceremony of Publish-Earthquake Residences in Elazığ.

“Noting that with the 5,500 extra residences freshly sent to their owners, a full of 8,000 families have now been supplied with new residences, President Erdoğan explained: ‘We have constructed a brand name new metropolis that is modern day, safe and thoroughly equipped with social amenities for our almost 100 thousand citizens in Elazığ with an investment decision of a lot more than 5 billion liras. Turkey, which has created such a huge amount of top-good quality residences in these types of a shorter time, is now able of healing the wounds and redressing the grievances swiftly.’”

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the Turkish province of Elazig on January 24, 2020, killing dozens and injuring around 1,500 individuals, AFP documented listed here

Anadolu Company, Turkey’s point out-run news agency, also noted on Erdogan handing over the ownership of the properties for the quake victims here on January 25, 2021.  

Under is a screenshot comparison of the Erdogan image in the misleading article (L) and his image in the Turkish presidency web-site (R):

Screenshot comparison of the Erdogan picture in the deceptive write-up (L) and his image in the Turkish presidency internet site (R)

Housing photos 

Reverse graphic queries discovered the other two pics have been published in this push release of the government-run Konya H2o and Sewage Company (KOSKI) in the Turkish city of Konya

Beneath is a screenshot of the posting on the KOSKI web page:

Screenshot of the article on the KOSKI website

In accordance to the January 25, 2021, media statement, the Konya municipal govt just accomplished the drinking water and sewerage network for the new properties they are making for the citizens of Dedemli village, which will be underwater just after the Bozkir Dam opens. 

The development of the new residences in Konya was also claimed by Ruptly Television and Konya municipality governing administration

Underneath are screenshot comparisons of the two housing images in the misleading publish (L) and the shots in the KOSKI site (R):

Screenshot comparisons of the two housing pictures in the deceptive publish (L) and the pics in the KOSKI web page (R)