Biden’s remarks over Putin not appropriate, not acceptable, Erdoğan says

The U.S. President Joe Biden’s remarks about his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin is neither acceptable, nor appropriate for a head of state, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said.

“Putin’s answer to Biden’s remarks was very smart and elegant,” Erdoğan said on Friday, while speaking to reporters after the Friday prayers in İstanbul, Yeni Şafak newspaper reported.

U.S. President Biden, in an interview with ABC on Wednesday said that Putin will pay a price for his interference to the 2020 U.S. elections, in the favour of former President Donald Trump.

In his response to a question if he thought whether Putin is a killer, Biden said, “I do.”

Following Biden’s remarks, Putin challenged his counterpart to a live broadcasted televised debate.

Wishing Biden a good health, "when we evaluate other people, states and nations, we always seem to be looking in the mirror. We always see ourselves. We always pass on to another person what we ourselves are in essence," Putin said.

Biden has yet to call Erdogan since he became the president-elect.