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Turkish President Naps at Live Conference with Ukrainian Counterpart

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Erdogan arrived in Kiev for an evidently tiring tête-à-tête with Poroshenko, and nodded off during the leaders' ensuing encounter with the media.


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan went to Kiev for an official visit on Monday, where he met with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko.

During the talks, the parties signed an action plan for the development of bilateral relations between Ukraine and Turkey for 2017-2019.

At a joint press conference, the leaders of the two countries made statements on bilateral cooperation, Crimea, the conflict in the east of Ukraine, and the situation with the Crimean Tatars.

A fragment of a video taken at the joint press conference, however, reveals that Erdogan may have been more ready for bed than bi-lateral talks.

The video shows the Turkish President nodding off several times during the Ukrainian President's speech; at the 45th second Poroshenko can be seen knocking his hand on the table to wake him up.

The short recording was originally noticed by a journalist working with the Kurdistan 24 channel and was later shared on social media.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

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