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

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6 giorni fa

The president of the European commission, Ursula von der Leyen, was momentarily left without a seat as she met with the European council president, Charles Michel and Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in Ankara on Tuesday - triggering an avalanche of criticism.
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With only two chairs available, Von der Leyen, the sole attending female leader, sat on the sofa as Erdoğan and Michel sat on the chairs. “Ehm,” she muttered, with a small gesticulation directed at the occupied seats. Michel, who had appeared to make a bee-line for the top spot next to Erdoğan as the party entered, offered little evidence of regret.
A spokesperson for Von der Leyen said: "The important thing is that the president should have been seated in exactly the same manner as the President of the European Council and the Turkish President. But ... she decided to proceed nevertheless prioritising substance over protocol."
The awkward scene was played out ahead of a three-hour meeting with Erdoğan where one of the issues raised by the EU leaders was women’s rights in light of Turkey’s withdrawal from a convention on gender-based violence.
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Commenti
Gian GG
Gian GG 19 minuti fa
When Erdogan came in Brussels in 2015, an entire district was locked to let his wife make shopping.
elenal2012
elenal2012 25 minuti fa
The issue at hand is why were there only TWO chairs and not Michel's rudeness or Erdogan's lack of knowledge of protocol. What is the intention behind the missing chair?
kdo chce - vidí
kdo chce - vidí Ora fa
😄😂🤣
75Pafcio
75Pafcio Ora fa
it is not that bad... she could have only a floor as a seat option... :)
Motin Shikder97
Motin Shikder97 2 ore fa
🇧🇩💖🇹🇷
Pit&Bak
Pit&Bak 3 ore fa
emmmm.....hahaha it's priceless ))))
N A
N A 6 ore fa
A gentleman will not seat before a lady. Even more, he would give the chair to a lady.
AR
AR 8 ore fa
Didn’t know the EU president holds grudges over a chair , imagine world policy
Radio Učka Istra
Radio Učka Istra 9 ore fa
Long live Europe, Europe for Europeans! No talibans ! Love to European brothers and sisters from Croatia
Geoffrey Spencer
Geoffrey Spencer 9 ore fa
Any man in her position would've just ordered someone to get a chair for him. Men and women are equal we're told ad nauseum, but there's still a scandal because a woman was left standing. Unbelievable!!!
rachm06
rachm06 11 ore fa
ursula made the new john travolta's meme in pulp fiction!
Rise up Babetee
Rise up Babetee 11 ore fa
That was so funny 🤣 😆 😂 😄 💀 they were fighting over the chair . Marshall should let Ursula have the 🪑 😂😂😂😂
Lakitu Tha Boss
Lakitu Tha Boss 14 ore fa
Who remembers when Israel forced Turkish ambassador to sit on a tiny chair? 😂 Well done Israel 🇮🇱
Mouqarnas Design
Mouqarnas Design 16 ore fa
Michel threats like he came with his wife.
Yunus Tekcan
Yunus Tekcan 21 ora fa
How i met your mother. Robin say ähm.
Radek Stepien
Radek Stepien 21 ora fa
Ta obrzydliwa feministke piwinni sadzac w chlewie
Seno Alamsyah
Seno Alamsyah 22 ore fa
The fault was on EU not Turkey in this case since it was bilateral meeting after all.
vapalaca
vapalaca 23 ore fa
I’d like to see the full version of this video clearly it’s been edited or cut.
Mykhailo G
Mykhailo G 5 ore fa
Education of Charles Michel been edited and cut, but not a video.
Max Kloss
Max Kloss Giorno fa
Michel should resign!
J
J Giorno fa
🐸CHARLES MICHEL IS NOT A GENTLEMAN! 👎HE SHOULD HAVE OFFERED IMMEDIATLY HIS SEAT TO THE LADY!🌹
Алексей Патрушин
Алексей Патрушин Giorno fa
Is Erdogan the same boor as Putin?
Chrom
Chrom Giorno fa
Ursula in Turkey and also the other Punk from EU. In Turkey Erdogan is the Boss 🤣
Joanna
Joanna Giorno fa
Michel should have given his seat to her and refused the sofa. Just stand next to her. For an hour, if necessary.
Ariel Carmeli
Ariel Carmeli Giorno fa
Big ZERO michel. Gros zéro
sundari
sundari Giorno fa
absolument zéro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Luders Pee
Luders Pee Giorno fa
Maggie Thatcher hätte Recep Erdogan persönlich von seinem Stuhl gekippt...
sundari
sundari Giorno fa
zuerst hätte sie ihm ihre handtasche um die ohren gehaut und dann hätte sie ihn vom stuhl gekippt! : )
Smit Ferdi
Smit Ferdi Giorno fa
That culture of women oppressors shouldn't be part of Europe. They try to implant their rules in Europe countries. Their culture don't match with the free world.
Hoppa_hoppa Hoppa
Hoppa_hoppa Hoppa Giorno fa
It's just a backward culture full of cultists.
Sincanlı Ersoy
Sincanlı Ersoy Giorno fa
Protocol seating arrangement was set up according to provided by the EU, who sits on the chair is between ursula and michelle
Joanna
Joanna Giorno fa
ÄHM
Ask to seduce Miss
Ask to seduce Miss Giorno fa
That Charles Michel guy is a real gentleman don’t you think ??? As for Erdogan what can you expect from him !!
Tell It to My Heart
Tell It to My Heart Giorno fa
I'm pretty sure "president of the European commission" is a made-up title. Why not Empress of the European conglomerate or whatever, get off your high horse lady.
Ibrahim Kol
Ibrahim Kol Giorno fa
Ähmmm 😂
Ragıp Ragıp oğlu
Ragıp Ragıp oğlu Giorno fa
Hahahahahah
Ask to seduce Miss
Ask to seduce Miss Giorno fa
🤣🤣🤣🤣👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
Kefka 070
Kefka 070 2 giorni fa
So if he sat on the couch then there was no problem, right? Lol
Stop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogz
Stop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogz 2 giorni fa
I would argue that that sofa is even more comfortable than a chair. So what's the issue here....
Stop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogz
Stop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogz 2 giorni fa
Quickly, go to war, because a woman had to sit on a chair. That's brutally inhumane!
Stop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogz
Stop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogz 2 giorni fa
0:26 Mr Cavusoglu is the vice-president of Turkey, and he also sits on the right on a chair. So this is definately not the fault of Turkey, but rather disrespectful of Mr Michel. Or they have an issue amongst themselves. So don't blame Turkey for Europe's issues. And IF that chair delibarately was given to mr Michel, then what? You want to go to war about because she had to sit on a chair?
matazetbi
matazetbi 2 giorni fa
Charles Michel, why would you not sleep well, you didn’t lose the musical chairs game😄🙃Seriously speaking, being a gentleman or not is a part of a man’s nature, little could be done to improve...
ولا غالب الا الله
ولا غالب الا الله 2 giorni fa
Hahaha i like scandals of europe
ayca sonerci
ayca sonerci 2 giorni fa
we live with him 😃😃
eric lovelace
eric lovelace 2 giorni fa
Lol. Charlie Michel showed absolutely zero solidarity with Ursula von der Leyen here. Erdogan played him like a fiddle.
Katheten Katha
Katheten Katha 2 giorni fa
ÄHM
AC D
AC D 2 giorni fa
Idioten halt...
sundari
sundari Giorno fa
ja, und kein anstand vor frauen, der andere typ hätte ihr im grunde seinen stuhl anbieten müssen
Daniel Perez
Daniel Perez 2 giorni fa
👏👏👏🤣🤣🤣🤣
Bolia Fops
Bolia Fops 2 giorni fa
Charles michel's lack of reaction shows the cowardice of these bureaucrats who destroy our culture.
Random
Random 2 giorni fa
As this protocol has been agreed in advance I see this as a power struggle between two corrupt EU "leaders" or even an attempt to portray Turkey and Erdoğan in a negative way.
Ali Babo
Ali Babo 2 giorni fa
Erdogan 👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷
Jan Hamouz
Jan Hamouz 2 giorni fa
🤣🤣🤣🤣👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
Jan Hamouz
Jan Hamouz 2 giorni fa
@Bolia Fops EU is rude aganist its citizens ;)
Bolia Fops
Bolia Fops 2 giorni fa
How rude
Fun Day
Fun Day 2 giorni fa
Lady's first???
sundari
sundari Giorno fa
never in turkey
Tomaten Paprika
Tomaten Paprika Giorno fa
21st century!!!
Jado Ibra
Jado Ibra 2 giorni fa
EU secular frogs are raging about this it’s hilarious!
Nicola
Nicola 2 giorni fa
two men and one leg.
International Life Discovery Channel
International Life Discovery Channel 2 giorni fa
Puhahahahaha
Body Mind Soul POWER
Body Mind Soul POWER 2 giorni fa
they forgot to give her the vacuum cleaner :P
BEYZA ÇALIK
BEYZA ÇALIK 2 giorni fa
I would like to point out that the Council of Europe, not Turkey, which determines the seating arrangement, please do not try to create perception here . Turkey has always been respectful of diplomatic relations and Charles is the one who caused this situation.
MAURI FIGHTERS
MAURI FIGHTERS 2 giorni fa
Gente da evitare
Olena Butriy
Olena Butriy 2 giorni fa
It seems the EU diplomatic traditions encourage missing chairs: once the EU did not have a chair for the president of Poland in the Council of Europe meeting.
vinasu maaj
vinasu maaj 2 giorni fa
Defining moment in Michel's career...
sundari
sundari Giorno fa
you wanna say his career is over now?
Giordano Giordano
Giordano Giordano 2 giorni fa
0:25 that's all
Magda Draganova
Magda Draganova 2 giorni fa
Why is that a big deal?
Samuel Heidegger
Samuel Heidegger 2 giorni fa
"It wAs pUtin'S fAuLT... mOrE SaNcTioNS oN rUSsiA!"
Robert Mitchell
Robert Mitchell 2 giorni fa
Erdogan snubs Vampire at EU-Turkey talk.
Robert Mitchell
Robert Mitchell 2 giorni fa
@vinasu maaj what if he unconsciously did it?
vinasu maaj
vinasu maaj 2 giorni fa
consiously manoevers himself to get in the right position to get that chair. No gentleman at all.
albis1952 caiumi
albis1952 caiumi 2 giorni fa
😄😄😄😄😄😄😄
Rudra !
Rudra ! 2 giorni fa
diplomatic and respectful, how not? As with Armenians, Kurds, minorities and, finally, women ... Honestly, but if it weren't for the issue of migrant flows, who ever gives a f**k about turks...
Cz Tober
Cz Tober 2 giorni fa
How rude
Arcane Persona
Arcane Persona 2 giorni fa
Turkey has always been diplomatic and respectful .. its these clowny EU guys making the comedy.
Rudra !
Rudra ! 2 giorni fa
why did Von der Leyen get dazed? She had to figure it out from the toilet that they weren't going to make her sit!
Naz Ak
Naz Ak 2 giorni fa
😁😁😁🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷 TURKEY(TÜRKİYE) crash Europa 😁😁😁👏👏👏
Naz Ak
Naz Ak 2 giorni fa
😁😁😁😁🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷 TURKEY BİG EUROPA SMALL BİG OTTOMAN LOADİNG 🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷⚠️⚠️⚠️
mustafa sertac arslan
mustafa sertac arslan 3 giorni fa
that michell is funny guy
Gabriele Isabella
Gabriele Isabella 3 giorni fa
Ursula : " can I turn on the TV or it bothers you? "
Daniel Page
Daniel Page 3 giorni fa
I know you have to get up early to beat the germans to the sunbeds but....
Michal Kr
Michal Kr 3 giorni fa
Nothing surprising rom Erdogan but Michel is a real gentleman!
Alex Pascu
Alex Pascu 3 giorni fa
Merdogan
Mihail Stoyanov
Mihail Stoyanov 3 giorni fa
Charles Michael should leave his position. Because of his incompetence and weakness he did not react properly to Erdogan's provocation. Such a shame. Europe needs strong leaders and Mr Charles Michel is not a such!
Lisa968
Lisa968 3 giorni fa
Charles Michel shows he has no manners. At first VdL accidentally walks in the right position for the left chair, but you see Charles quickly noticing there are only 2 chairs, and consiously manoevers himself to get in the right position to get that chair. No gentleman at all.
Aytunc Demir
Aytunc Demir 2 giorni fa
@bssni touir Michel > Vdl
Aytunc Demir
Aytunc Demir 2 giorni fa
Michel did the right thing. Vdl can sit in that sofa.
bssni touir
bssni touir 3 giorni fa
EU then Von der Leyen has to show her authority and Michel should respect it.
C.G.C
C.G.C 3 giorni fa
Simple demonstration that the EU counts zero and and exists only in terms of Euro.
bssni touir
bssni touir 3 giorni fa
It looks like Erdogan was set up by Michel and Von der Leyen to paint him in a poor light. In the past, he sat with Angela Merkel and Theresa May in these two seats so he clea
the king scorpion
the king scorpion 3 giorni fa
ERDOGAN IS ALWAYS THE BEST.
Gorkem
Gorkem 3 giorni fa
This problem is not because of Turkey. This problem happened because of relationship between Michel and Ursula. Please fix it yourself.
SioU
SioU 3 giorni fa
Haha... Nice...
Andry Lagiou
Andry Lagiou 3 giorni fa
Unprecedentedly Ridiculous..
loekie1707
loekie1707 3 giorni fa
there should only be jail for all of those unchosen psycho's
MARIA IACOBESCU
MARIA IACOBESCU 3 giorni fa
... Non è male sul divano!!! Poi sig. non sei in Europa... Achtung!!!
George P
George P 3 giorni fa
His poor wife/wives
Enes Şahin
Enes Şahin 3 giorni fa
shame! hoping to see soon a president who represents my country a lot better and doesn't embarrass me.
Ersin Değer
Ersin Değer 3 giorni fa
Don't take it personal... Or think they are giving a message... It's just that they are poor in coordinating diplomatic relations and that they are overwhelmed with a lot of other issues.
Lidia
Lidia 3 giorni fa
Bye bye Erdo and Micky 👋👋
Anke Boehlert
Anke Boehlert 3 giorni fa
Da Capo,Herr Erdogan!!
Peter Pain
Peter Pain 3 giorni fa
Keine Ahnung aus welchem Grund 🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪 DEUTSCHLAND 🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪 den Türken ständig in den Arsch kriecht. Einfach nur noch ekelhaft 🇹🇷🤢🤮🤮
Edip Ahmet TAŞKIN
Edip Ahmet TAŞKIN 3 giorni fa
İt is too late to discuss about her or his situation. Difficult to handle unexpected things at that moment.
Baz
Baz 3 giorni fa
When ITpost delete your comment, you know youve done or said something right 😎👍🏻
Betterdayscoming
Betterdayscoming 3 giorni fa
It looks like Erdogan was set up by Michel and Von der Leyen to paint him in a poor light. In the past, he sat with Angela Merkel and Theresa May in these two seats so he clearly doesn't have an issue with women leaders. As they entered the room, Von der Leyen hangs back while Michel strides ahead of her. If she wants to be treated like a leader of the EU then Von der Leyen has to show her authority and Michel should respect it.
Tim Hultsman
Tim Hultsman 2 giorni fa
Interesting theory, you may be right
Max Moritz
Max Moritz 3 giorni fa
Ist das geiiil.😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Krešimir Krupnik
Krešimir Krupnik 3 giorni fa
Erdogan is a dictator and a misogynist. Why did they go to him at all? He does not belong to Europe, nor will it ever. Ursula is member of Christian Democratic Union. This is nothing new for her because such behaviour is in the habitus of that party. In the Croatian Parliament, it was officially said by a similar party, "A woman was not created for a sage but for a mattress." In this case, it's just a more sophisticated thing - a sofa.
Ryan lex
Ryan lex 3 giorni fa
Erdogan about to send milion refugees into germany. Bye bye!
andi
andi 3 giorni fa
She was supposed to be in the kitchen and prepare food 😂🤣😅😆😁😄
BEYZA ÇALIK
BEYZA ÇALIK 2 giorni fa
I would like to point out that the Council of Europe, not Turkey, which determines the seating arrangement, please do not try to create perception here . Turkey has always been respectful of diplomatic relations and Charles is the one who caused this situation.
Yianna Andreou
Yianna Andreou 3 giorni fa
Eemm...
one
one 3 giorni fa
Is Turkey a Europe?
Krešimir Krupnik
Krešimir Krupnik 2 giorni fa
@Aytunc Demir Geographically partly ( bigger part is in Asia) , but culturally it is not and never will be Europe.
Aytunc Demir
Aytunc Demir 2 giorni fa
yes turkey is a continent.
Krešimir Krupnik
Krešimir Krupnik 3 giorni fa
It is not and never will be, really.
Suhail Shafi
Suhail Shafi 3 giorni fa
Look at the massive sofa complete with padding and cushions this lady was offered, in contrast to the small seat President Erdogan was seated on.
Rudolf Sauter
Rudolf Sauter 3 giorni fa
Jetzt weißt sie mal was sie ohne ihren Schutzengel Merkel in der Welt wert ist..😅😂😅😂
Chrom
Chrom Giorno fa
Merkel kann ihr auch nicht helfen. In Turkei hat die EU nichts zu melden 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
bilij pdan
bilij pdan 3 giorni fa
One cannot Like such a situation obviously, this is plain vulgarity, inacceptable.
Branko W
Branko W 3 giorni fa
Honestly this is completely blown out of proportion, what’s wrong with a sofa ? There are plenty more important issues than a chair.
Luciano Cartino
Luciano Cartino 3 giorni fa
Woman in Turkey ,What kind of Life they do? Can immagine
pH7oslo
pH7oslo 3 giorni fa
About four times as many men as women are victims of homicide in Turkey, though - it's safer to be a woman than a man in Turkey, just like everywhere else.
Luciano Cartino
Luciano Cartino 3 giorni fa
Omg
ultrAslan
ultrAslan 3 giorni fa
Over a 100 women killed by their husband/boyfriend in 2021
jean claude de jean
jean claude de jean 3 giorni fa
In der Türkei,ohne Kopftuch?!
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