The claim that Erdoğan died due to a heart attack is false

On Sunday the 21st of July several Twitter users and foreign news outlets claimed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had allegedly died due to a heart attack. The claims that Erdoğan has died due to a heart attack is inaccurate. The statement that was provided by the Presidency shows that there is no health concern regarding the President. Also, the President was seen in public on the 24th of July.

The claim that the piano seen behind Queen Elizabeth during her speech belongs to Saddam’s palace

It was claimed in a photo which was shared on social media and sent to teyit.org that the golden piano in the room where Queen Elizabeth made the Christmas speech was stolen from Saddam Hussein’s palace after the Iraq War, and that the Queen spoke in front of the piano intentionally.Nevertheless, the claim that the piano seen behind Queen Elizabeth was brought to Buckingham Palace from Saddam Hussein’s palace after the Iraq War is false. Queen Victoria had the piano built for Buckingham Palace in 1856. The claim was first made by a parody account.

The Lake Van Monster – aka Bestami

In the first episode of our “Urban Myths” mini-documentary series, we investigate the roots of the “Lake Van Monster” story and the role media played in spreading the myth.

Did the project of two high-school students go on to semi-final in Google Science Fair?

It was claimed in a news article of Anadolu Agency dated December 7, 2018 that two high-school students named Emirhan Belli and Serkan Aslan achieved going on to semi-final in Google Science Fair with their project which aims to produce bioplastic from leftover vegetables and fruits. However, none of the finalists or winners for the 2018-2019 Google Science Fair have been selected yet and the global finalists will be announced in May 2019.