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.
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…
Two chairs. Two men, one woman. Guess which two of them — without a second thought! — take a seat. https://t.co/XEnOVDHxbs
— Zia Weise (@ZiaWeise) April 6, 2021
The first victim will be Melis Alphan, a journalist specialising in covering conjugal violence, who will face a possible sentence of seven years and six months in prison for a single photo when she appears before an Istanbul court on 6 April. A