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A Turkish man tried to frame a loveable stray dog with poop he had in a bag.
On Saturday, Murat Ongun, the Instanbul Municipality spokesperson, took to his Twitter to share footage of the moment where Boji, the dog, is framed for taking a dump.
Boji’nin tramvaya kaka yaptığı iddia edilmişti. Ama kameralar bize bu akıl almaz görüntüleri gösterdi, izleyin. https://t.co/xLnDH7cjOb — Murat Ongun (@Murat Ongun)
Although the man’s name is unclear at this time, the video appears to show him throwing the faeces on a tram seat in an apparent attempt to implicate Boji.
Boji was in a shelter at the time of the event, according to the Municipality.
The pup, who is beyond adorable, can be seen playing with a man at the shelter in a video recorded in response to charges that he was guilty of the poop.
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Trollerin şimdiki hedefi Boji... Gün boyu barınakta olan Boji’nin toplu ulaşım aracını kirlettiği yalanı dolaşıma s… https://t.co/sepiJZYC7D — İBB Haber (@İBB Haber)
Due to the video’s release, the topic has developed into a political squabble in Turkey between the government and the opposition.
A pro-AKP Twitter account called Sağdan Haber appeared to back the false claim.
İBB'nin kadrolu köpeği BOJİ tramvaya pisledi. https://t.co/kqViWUhtFs — Sağdan Haber (@Sağdan Haber)
Pro-AKP figures spread misleading info about Boji pooping on public transportation in an attempt to undermine the CHP-led Istanbul Municipality.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s AKP suffered a huge setback in the 2019 local elections as the CHP won Turkey’s largest city.
In a report from Duvar English, the AKP has apparently been attempting to slander CHP Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu,
Boji’s name began to trend on Twitter, with users wondering why the AKP account would go to such lengths to frame a beloved dog.
Check out some reactions below.
Meanwhile, in Istanbul…A beloved street dog named Boji, who became a folk hero for riding public transit, was sland… https://t.co/kTEv2Q4aXo — Bilge Ebiri (@Bilge Ebiri)
@BilgeEbiri @Popehat People are so fucking weird. Like you really have nothing better to do that frame a stray dog?… https://t.co/txxhxGfJZk — Anthony, The ?! of Tweeters (@Anthony, The ?! of Tweeters)
Framing a loved public dog...... WUT 🤬😡 https://t.co/1wi2tNiFDr — Jarryd Junkin (@Jarryd Junkin)
Saturday morning cartoon villain activity to frame a dog https://t.co/peFmJ3WERf — Nick (@Nick)
Who tries to frame a dog… https://t.co/GCEJRxR4mx — Jensen from Dodge City (@Jensen from Dodge City)
Planting poop to pwn the dog. https://t.co/jaWQjkKj1r — illuminatusbroadcastsystem (@illuminatusbroadcastsystem)
The dog previously made international headlines when it was found that he used public transportation to get about Istanbul.
Officials from Istanbul Municipality have tracked his movements with a microchip, noting that he travels by train and ferry.
After the attempted framing, social media users demanded that the Istanbul Municipality to protecting Boji at all costs.