What led us to the truth?: Using InVID, a video verification tool, we extracted several keyframes from the video and performed a reverse image search on them.
We found a report published in The Sun, a British tabloid, which carried the viral video and was published on 26 January 2017.
It mentioned that the footage showed a massive swarm of crows invading a busy motorway.
The report further mentioned that the video was from a highway in Houston, Texas.
Daily Mail published a similar report and also carried some pictures from the incident.
Geolocating the highway: In one of the pictures, we noticed the word "Royal Sonesta" written on a building.
We searched for the name of the building on Google Earth and used the 'street view option'.
The available view is from November 2022 and shows some similarities.
Conclusion: This video is old and does not show a swarm of birds frantically flying over Turkey before the earthquakes.
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