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This Viral Photo Of The Istanbul Airport Bombings Was Actually Taken In Brussels

The image in actually from the terrorist attack at the Brussels Airport in March.

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But Turkish journalist Mehmet Atakan Foça and others quickly pointed out that the image is not from Instanbul. It was taken March 22 at the Brussels Airport in Zaventem after a terrorist attack killed 32 people.

DİKKAT: bu görsel Atatürk havaalanındaki patlamadan değil, Brüksel'deki saldırıdan.

Others tried to spread word that the photo was being misused by many media outlets.

.@FoxNews and @SkyNews are using a photo from Brussels as if it were from #Istanbul

But it kept getting published and shared.

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