Controversial handshake between Erdogan and Putin

CLAIM: Erdoğan bowed his head to putin during the meeting he had with him.


President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin had a meeting on August 2016 in St. Petersburg. After this meeting the image below depicting Erdogan bowing his head to Putin while shaking his hand.


In the original photograph taken by Alexender Nemenov from AFP, one can see that Erdogan nor Putin makes that kind of gesture.

At the meanwhile, the video taken during the handshaking there is no moment realized. The image forming the basis of the claim is fake.