Sitting at a table perusing some documents, Mr Johnson was alerted to President Erdoğan’s presence when he placed a hand on his left shoulder, and leaving it there as the PM rose out of his seat.
In the awkward video, the Conservative leader then shuffles out of his grasp and brushes President Erdoğan’s hand off his shoulder before saying hello to his “friend”.
We’re not sure if the Turkish politician feels the same way, though, seeing as Mr Johnson won a poetry competition in 2016 in which he branded a “young fellow from Ankara” a “w*****er”.
The prime minister made the wise decision of choosing not to mention this in his tweet about the meeting, instead writing that he had “good discussions” with President Erdoğan and welcomes “Türkiye’s agreement with Sweden and Finland, paving the way for their accession to Nato”.
“I’m grateful for the president’s leadership on getting grain out of Ukraine – a crisis that’s having global repercussions,” he added.
\u201cGood discussions with President @RTErdogan. I welcome T\u00fcrkiye's agreement with Sweden and Finland, paving the way for their accession to @NATO.\n \nI'm grateful for the President's leadership on getting grain out of Ukraine \u2013 a crisis that's having global repercussions.\u201d