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A videograb shows Vladimir Putin waiting for Tayyip Erdogan in Tehran.
Gulf Today Report
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan kept Russian President Vladimir Putin waiting and fidgeting for about 50 seconds ahead of their talks in Tehran on Tuesday.
The delay prompted Turkish media to draw parallels with Russian leader making Erdogan and other leaders stand by in the past.
Putin had in past made world leaders cool their heels, notably in Moscow in 2020 when Erdogan was left waiting for about two minutes by the Russian leader ahead of a meeting.
Turkey's T24 website asked in a headline: "Was it revenge?"
It was Putin's first with a Nato alliance leader since Russia invaded Ukraine in late February.
Video of the event shows Putin standing in front of his chair and the nations' two flags with his hands clasped, mouth twitching and his stance shifting before Erdogan finally appears.
Putin then raises his hands to his sides.
"Hello, how are you, good?" Erdogan said as they then smiled at each other and shook hands.
A refusal by the United States to hand over to Turkey the F-35 fighters jets which it has bought would be “robbery,” media reports on Thursday cited President Tayyip Erdogan as saying in a dispute over
Moscow's military campaign in Ukraine and the possible launch of a new operation in Syria should have dominated the talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
At a meeting in Kazakhstan, Putin said Turkey offered the most reliable route to deliver gas to the European Union, and the proposed platform would allow prices to be set without politics.
A five-day pause in Turkey's cross-border military offensive to allow the withdrawal of Kurdish YPG fighters from the border area expires at 10 pm (1900 GMT) on Tuesday.
This initiative comes in response to the urgent need to support the injured and assist them with a comprehensive set of the latest medical devices in the field of orthopedics, to provide and manufacture high-quality prosthetics, and to rehabilitate patients and enable them to lead normal lives.
Sheikh Sultan has assigned Al Qasimia University to carry out a project to create Quranic schools throughout Africa.Tthe Ruler of Sharjah also approves the proposal to launch a television channel dedicated to the Holy Quran.
The Sharjah Cooperative Society announced a grand initiative for the upcoming Holy Month of Ramadan, allocating Dhs35 million to support over 10,000 consumer goods and launching three unique Ramadan basket options.
"We believe that the only solution to the ongoing conflict is to give the Palestinians their full right to self-determine and establish their state on the 1967 borders," Lana Nusseibeh told the ICJ.