The allegation that Erdoğan said Ottomans as the first to reach to the moon

CLAIM: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Ottomans were the first to reach the moon during an iftar (fast-breaking) dinner hosted by the Turkish Green Crescent.  


The news entitled as “‘Ottomans Were The First To Reach The Moon,’ says Turkish President” by is spreading in the social media. According to the news in World News Daily Report, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish President, said that Ottomans were the first to walk on the surface of the moon, not Neil Armstrong.

However, this claim does not representing truth. World News Daily Report publish fabricated news stories. The website itself made a statement about the parody news that they prepared in its main page. The statement is that:

World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.

World News Daily Report published fabricated news stories such as Rockfeller’s sixth heart transplant at age 99, DNA tests prove retired postman has over 1,300 children, Saudi Arabia: Panel of scientists admits women are mammals, yet not human and so on spreading through social media and websites before.