Old video of Erdogan with Turkish children circulates in false posts about Israel-Hamas conflict

Published on 17/06/2021 at 10:20

A video has been viewed more than five million times in Facebook and Twitter posts that claim it shows Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meeting Palestinian children after deadly clashes between Israel and Hamas in 2021. The claim is false: the video shows Erdogan meeting children in the Turkish city of Ordu during a mayoral campaign in 2019.