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The Turkish president went on a two-day official visit to Moldova in a bid to boost ties between the two countries. At the end of the visit, the two presidents met to hold a final press conference, but it seemed that the trip had taken a toll on Erdogan, Sputnik reported.

A journalist at the joint press conference concluding the Turkish president's visit to Moldova noted that Erdogan behaved strangely during the speech of Moldovan President Igor Dodon — he was shuffling memory cards, adjusting the microphone and mostly looking down.

At one point the camera caught what looked like the Turkish president falling asleep amid Dodon's speech, as his eyes slowly closed and his head went down. Several seconds later his eyes were open again and he started looking through his notes and writing something down. The journalist that posted the video excerpts from the presser suggested that Erdogan fell asleep several times during the event.

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