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.
As a social enterprise, Teyit aims to create a positive impact in society by producing content and conducting activities. The issue of social impact, which we frequently use in jargon of social enterprise, should be in the agenda of journalists as well.
It was claimed that Iranian Reza Parastesh, who is considered to be Messi’s doppelganger, seduced 23 women by impersonating the well-known footballer, Lionel Messi. These women, in return, allegedly sued Parastesh.
What would happen if Google would have introduced its transparency reports regarding political ads -which have been applied in several countries- also in Turkey? The fact that Google’s transparency reports are not covering Turkey makes it difficult to find out who conducted the propaganda activities during the electoral periods in Turkey.
On January 17, Press TV reported a suicide bombing targeted a restaurant near Manbij. An ID photograph accompanied the caption and claimed to show a Turkish MIT (National Intelligence Organisation) agent who has involved with the Manbij restaurant attack.
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.
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.