Erdogan Fell Asleep During a Live Press Conference with Poroshenko (VIDEO)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fell asleep during a live press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Kiev on Monday, 9 October.  The video was published by Sputnik Turkey on its Twitter microblog.

The video shows Erdogan nodding off several times while Poroshenko was making his remarks. The latter has to tap the table, as if to wake up Erdogan, IBT reports.

In the earlier part of the visit, Erdogan expressed his support to Ukraine in matters regarding territorial integrity in the contested Crimean peninsula.

When asked whether Ankara will officially consider Crimea as a Russian territory, Erdogan curtly replied, “We neither did, nor will we recognize.”