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Photo of the Republican People's Party Rally in Ankara Is Modified

Wesam Abo Marq Wesam Abo Marq
14th May 2023
Photo of the Republican People's Party Rally in Ankara Is Modified
The photo is edited (Twitter)

The Claim

A recent photo shows the Republican People’s Party rally in Ankara, Turkey.

Emerging story

Before the 2023 Turkish election, a photo featuring a crowd assembling in Ankara, Turkey, emerged on social media. The photo shows people united in their support for the Republican People's Party led by Kemal Kilicdaroglu.

Other social media users claimed that the photo was shot in Bursa, Turkey.

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Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the claim and found it to be fake.

Misbar’s team conducted a thorough reverse image search and determined that the circulating photo had been altered.

This Photo Is Digitally Modified

Contrary to circulating claims, the photo was not taken in Ankara, Turkey, recently.

The photo is an aerial shot displaying the celebration of Argentine fans in Buenos Aires after their victory in the 2022 World Cup. 

The original photo was published online on December 20, 2022.

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Photo Description: A screenshot of the original photo from Twitter

Misbar’s team compared th.e doctored photo (on the left) with the original photo (on the right) and found stark similarities between the two photos.

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Photo Description: A combined photo of the original and the viral photos.

Argentine Fans’ Celebration of the 2022 World Cup Championship

Lionel Messi made an indelible mark in history as he led Argentina to an outstanding victory in the World Cup finals against France. With two goals from Messi and an intense penalty shoot-out, the final will be remembered as one of the greatest in history.

As anticipated, celebrations erupted not only in Argentina but also worldwide, as millions of fans of the South American team took to the streets to rejoice in their triumph. Around the renowned Obelisk in central Buenos Aires, an estimated two million people gathered, creating a lively party that lasted late into the night along the shores of the River Plate.

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President Alberto Fernandez actively participated in the festivities and expressed his gratitude to the national team for their victorious performance. On social media, Fernandez conveyed his appreciation, stating, "Thank you to the players and the technical team. They’re an example that we must never give up. That we have great people and a great future."

2023 Turkish Presidential Elections 

Turkey's presidential and parliamentary elections carry significant implications for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Taking place amidst extraordinary challenges, the elections feature Erdogan,Kilicdaroglu, and Sinan Ogan as contenders. 

The devastating earthquake in February, which caused loss of life and displacement, adds weight to the electoral process, with voters determining Turkey's democratic future. The country faces an economic crisis and concerns over democratic regression under Erdogan's leadership. 

The earthquake's impact on previously Erdogan-strong regions may impact voter turnout.

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