Respectfully submitted to the attention of the public,
A shadow, which is definitely unintended, occurred on the photograph of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk during my post at the Twitter account of the Governor's Office, after Mr. Ali Yerlikaya, Governor of Istanbul, received, today, Mr. Ekrem İmamoğlu, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
It was noticed that the situation occurred during the use of the photo editing feature in Twitter application on my phone and necessary action was immediately taken.
I am deeply sad that this technical failure occurred on the photograph of the Great Leader Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the Founder of our Republic.
There is no shadow on the original photograph.
For the sake of informing the public correctly, I kindly submit the screen video of the photo editing operation on my phone for your information and consideration.
When I repeated the same operation on my phone with a view to understanding how this problem occurred on my phone, using the same application, I realized that the same error automatically happened again. I am, currently, having someone examine why the application created such an addition.
I feel greatly sad and apologize to the public for such an incident I unintentionally caused.
Istanbul Governor's Office
Corporate Communications Officer