Turkey Earthquake

Photo of 'Turkish imam kissing earthquake hero dog' is doctored

Updated on 18/03/2023 at 03:02

A doctored photo claiming to show a Turkish imam kissing the paw of a dog who had saved people from the rubble of the devastating 2023 earthquake in Turkey has been shared widely online. While there have been genuine reports of dog rescue squads working in the quake disaster areas, the photo in the false posts actually combines a photo of an Iraqi cleric and a former Catholic priest from Poland. Both pictures have each circulated online for more than a decade prior the February 2023 disaster.