A viral video released last Tuesday by Turkey's presidency shows Vladimir Putin waiting for his Turkish counterpart for several seconds.
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According to Reuters, the Russian president found himself alone in front of cameras around the world waiting for Erdogan.
In the footage, Putin can be seen moving his feet insistently and being more agitated than normal.
The Kremlin strongman is known to make his international counterparts wait for several hours, so some media claimed that the Turkish president wanted to “humiliate” Vladimir Putin.
After the famous handshake, Erdogan and Putin exchanged to find an agreement on the free movement of Ukrainian grain on global sea lanes.
In 2020, during a meeting between the two men, the President of the Russian Federation made Erdogan wait for two minutes.