Ursula von der Leyen snubbed in chair gaffe at EU-Erdoğan talks

It may not be intentional but that’s the point: “Ursula von der Leyen snubbed in chair gaffe at EU-Erdoğan talks

Video Shows Presidential Protocol Mishap in Turkey

Ursula von der Leyen, the European Commission president, stood as her colleagues President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and Charles Michel, took the only two available chairs during a photo opportunity in Ankara, Turkey, on Tuesday.
Ursula von der Leyen snubbed in chair gaffe at EU-Erdoğan talks

Ursula von der Leyen snubbed in chair gaffe at EU-Erdoğan talks

Awkward moment as EC chief consigned to sofa at meeting where women’s rights was on agenda

Ursula von der Leyen, the European commission’s first female president, was “surprised” after being left without a chair during a meeting of the EU’s two presidents and Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and has demanded such a snub is never repeated.

The EU is ready to strengthen relations between Ankara and Brussels, the top EU officials have said after a meeting with President Erdoğan.
The New York Times – Matina Stevis-Gridneff – Apr 6, 4:44 PM

BRUSSELS — If diplomacy is part theater, acted out on meticulously crafted sets, then a protocol blunder this week turned a top-level visit by European Union leaders to Turkey into high drama. Whether by design or by oversight, Ursula von

The Washington Post – Michael Birnbaum – Apr 6, 2:56 PM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met Tuesday with the European Union’s two presidents, but an awkward moment when the woman among them was left standing caused a bit of a diplomatic stir. A video of the leaders assembled in an ornate meeting…

Bienvenue sur le site de Reporter sans frontières | RSF – Apr 2, 8:04 AM

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