The video shows Erdogan awkwardly waiting for nearly a minute, in a scene similar to how Putin treated Turkish leaders two years ago.

Three still images of Iran's President Vladimirputin waiting to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on July 19, 2022. He has various nasty faces.

President Vladimirputin is waiting to meet President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran, Iran, on July 19, 2022. This is an image collaged by an insider.Turkish President / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images / Insider

  • Putin was kept waiting nearly a minute before the meeting with Erdogan on Tuesday.

  • Turkish media zoomed in on Putin’s unpleasant gestures before the Turkish president arrived.

  • This is a reversal of the treatment Putin gave Erdogan in 2020, which caused anger in Turkey.

Russian President Vladimir Putin remained awkwardly standing in front of the camera while waiting to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday.

Putin was on a rare overseas trip in Tehran, Iran, primarily to discuss conflicts in Syria.

In the footage shot before the meeting, he can be seen stepping into the room and seems to be hoping for Erdogan to continue.

After that, he saw a very unpleasant look shifting from foot to foot. A camera run by Turkey’s national media agency Anadolu zooms in on his face while he waits. After the camera clicks for 40 seconds, Erdogan arrives to wave his hand.

National journalist Joyce Karam tweeted a clip of the case, saying she “sufficiently” described Putin’s global position since the invasion of Ukraine.

Putin may not be accustomed to such treatment, but he is not a stranger to do it: he has been former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, former Japan for the past few years. They were in power, waiting for hours for leaders like Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Reported by RadioFree Europe..

Even Erdogan was there. In 2020, Russian state television channel Rossiya-1 overlapped timers 2 minutes video Putin has left the Turkish president waiting with his aides outside the Moscow conference room.

Screenshots of 2020 from Russia's national television channel Rossia-1. Shows a close-up of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waiting to meet Putin (not shown in the photo). A digital clock on the screen keeps track of how long he has waited.

Russian state television channel Rossiya-1 has overlaid a timer on the footage of Erdogan waiting to meet Putin in 2020.Rossia-1 / YouTube

Mr. Karam said Tuesday’s nasty pause was a “sweet reward” for this moment. The Washington Post said Caused widespread anger in Turkey.

Both leaders rule their country as influential, and As the insider reported earlierOften played their reputation with each other — one expert says that Turkish leaders “have more Putin than Putin.”

Since Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, Turkey has hosted multiple summits between Russian and Ukrainian representatives and has bet its territory as a peacemaker.

Turkey refused to obey Western nations in sanctioning Russia, The UN Human Rights Council voted in favor of suspending the country..

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