Russian President Vladimir Putin was left waiting for about a minute on his feet in a room in front of reporters as he waited to meet his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

According to foreign media, footage taken before Tuesday's meeting showed Putin moving, swinging his legs in front of the cameras for nearly a minute before Erdogan appeared.

The situation in which Putin found himself was "unknown ground" for him, because for years he has had the reputation of a leader who often leaves leaders waiting for him.

Some have even called this move by Erdogan as "small revenge" for the meeting in Moscow in 2020, when Erdogan received Putin so much that at one point he decided to sit down.

Turkish media reported at the time that Erdogan and his entourage were humiliated after being made to wait outside in an antechamber in footage widely shared by Russian media.

"Those 50 seconds that Erdogan made Putin wait, looking confused in front of the cameras, show how much has changed after Ukraine," Joyce Karam, senior correspondent for the Middle East media organization National, wrote on Twitter. News".

The trip to Iran is Putin's first trip outside Russia since the beginning of Russian aggression in Ukraine.

During his visit to Tehran, Putin also held his first face-to-face meeting since the start of the aggression with a NATO leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

They are expected to discuss an agreement that would resume Ukraine's grain exports to the Black Sea, as well as peace in Syria.

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