Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sept. 16 met in the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit
The two leaders were accompanied by diplomats during the summit, one of whom was Erdoğan's advisor İbrahim Kalın.
After the meeting, media outlets shared a video showing Putin's reaction to Kalın's way of greeing one of the event participants. In the video, Kalın is seen hugging and kissing a Russian diplomat, and Putin seems shocked by this. The Russian leader even utters "What is this?"
Putin’s imitation of Kalın went viral on Turkish social media.