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Turkish websites attributes this video to Syrians

  Tuesday 11th June 2019

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Turkish media outlets posted a video claiming it shows a Syrian wedding in Gaziantep province in southern Turkey.

One woman was dancing to folk music after she had climbed a transmission tower on a street, while other women were happily clapping.

Verify-Sy checked the video; it turned out that social media accounts circulated the video in March 2019 saying that it was taken in Iran not in Turkey. Some Iranian commenters said that a man, not a woman, appeared to be climbing the tower. We were unable to verify this information.

The transmission tower looks like lampposts in some regions in Iran, as shown in the following videos:

Turkey’s interior minister Süleyman Soylu recently stated that rumors to sow confusion and uncertainty amidst among the Turkish people and their government. He denied rumors about providing free housing or big salaries to Syrians, or allowing them entering universities without exams without passing an entrance examination.

Turkey is the largest host country of registered Syrian refugees with over 3.5 million Syrian refugees, according to government statistics.  Over 300,000 Syrian refugees returned to Syria after Operation Olive Branch and Operation Euphrates Shield, according to the Turkish government.