Russian President Vladimir Putin treated his guest Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with ice cream at a Russian Air show. The video of the two head of the states sharing ice cream instantly went viral on social media with one post garnering 1.4 million views on Twitter.
The two leaders stopped at an ice cream stand for refreshment when President Putin bought his Turkish counterpart an ice cream as an expression of hospitality during MAKS air show on Tuesday. The video showed President Erdogan asked President Putin, “Will you pay for me too? To which Putin replied, ‘Of course, you are my guest’. President Erdogan was guest of honor at the air show held outside Moscow.
"Will you pay for me too?"
Putin bought Erdogan an ice cream at the opening of an aviation show outside Moscow 🍦 pic.twitter.com/3ylYecUN88
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) August 29, 2019
People on social media passed hilarious reactions, with many stating that Russia traded its sale of advanced S-400 missile system worth nearly 200 million dollars to Turkey with an ice cream, for netizens it was not a bad deal for Russia.
The video also shows Putin and Erdogan inspected Russia’s new fighter jet Su-57 and walked around the air show exhibition following the Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jets performed demonstrations flights in the aviation show.
Russia anticipates to shore up the sales of its defense equipment following the air show, which was attended by 800 foreign businesses.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a popular Turkish leader, holds a distinct stature in the world’s politics. From humble beginnings, Recep Tayyip Erdogan flourished into a political giant
Erdogan expressed his interest to thrive relations with Russia in the defense sector, including on warplanes, after the two leaders had talks in Moscow, on Tuesday.
Russia clinched the second deal for the delivery of S-400 air defense equipment to Turkey.
“We are taking positive steps in the defense industry sector with the delivery of the S-400 systems starting,” Erdogan said at a news conference alongside Putin. Putin added that he and Erdogan discussed the cooperation on Russia’s Su-35 jet and possible joint work on its new Su-57.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a popular Turkish leader, holds a distinct stature in the world’s politics. From humble beginnings, Recep Tayyip Erdogan flourished into a political giant, charged for altering the dynamics of Turkey more than any leader since Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the revered father of the modern republic. Erdogan first rose to prominence in Istanbul, hailing from Islamist-rooted party AKP, his party consolidated success in Istanbul and Ankara, converting it into a national politics only to rule the country for years to come.
#Russia Putin treats Turkey Erdogan and delegation for 🍦 in Moscow today.
Ankara purchased/paid for Russian S-400 missile system which costs > $200 million pic.twitter.com/L7PhjQ3ciZ
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) August 27, 2019
In June 2018, Mr. Erdogan won a new five-year term after securing outright victory in the first round of a presidential poll. His popularity transformed into a street power when thousands of people rallied in support for him on the streets of Turkey to dismantling a coup attempt, which nearly toppled him in 2016.
The failed coup attempt that claimed 240 lives, according to officials, also came close to killing Mr. Erdogan. He was back in power in less than 12 hours after overpowering plotters.
A globally popular figure, Vladimir Putin clinched his fourth term in the office. According to the recent polls, his popularity is now moving towards the south, which is worrying for the Russian president as several observers believe his power hinges upon his popularity. According to the fresh statistics, Putin’s trust rating has dropped to its lowest level since 2006. Russians’ trust in Putin has fallen to 31.7 percent, according to data from the state-run VTsIOM pollster