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

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

The Guardian

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

An image of Ursula von der Leyen, the sole attending female leader, being the only person left without a chair during a meeting in Ankara involving the EU’s two presidents and Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has triggered an avalanche of criticism.

Von der Leyen, the commission’s first female president, was visibly irritated at the start of the talks with Erdoğan and Charles Michel, the former Belgian prime minister who is president of the European council.

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