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

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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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  • Julia Louise Schnepf

    Julia Louise Schnepf

    7 ore fa

    0:14 the same comment which immediatly came into my mind as well... What a clear case of precarious manhood.

  • di seifour

    di seifour

    11 ore fa

    Non credo ci sia nulla di sbagliato in questo comportamento,queste visite non sono improvvisate ed era già stato deciso chi dovesse occupare le sedie. Forse l'imbarazzo della Von Der Leyen è dovuto al fatto che non fosse stata informata,la prova è che anche il presidente della commissione si è seduto e non ha lasciato il posto. Troppo facile accusare Erdogan di maschilismo...il presidente Michel se così fosse sarebbe ancora piu colpevole del tiranno turco.

  • Cabaas Cali

    Cabaas Cali

    16 ore fa

    😂💝💔🤪

  • Epic Movie Moments

    Epic Movie Moments

    Giorno fa

    Pathetic!

  • astra zeneca

    astra zeneca

    Giorno fa

    lol

  • Free Happy

    Free Happy

    Giorno fa

    So what
    The LION protects the East from the Hyenas (countries of single mothers' families and toyboys).

  • Oliver Ventsel

    Oliver Ventsel

    2 giorni fa

    who is in front of this man, today it is so, so everyone is equal;)

  • Elkhan Aliev

    Elkhan Aliev

    2 giorni fa

    Jokes aside, there must be equal rights and lefts for women, compulsory military draft, etc. And bear in mind, if one is concerned about 'pay gap', he or she must also be concerned about life expectancy gap.

  • Ethel

    Ethel

    2 giorni fa

    👓

    • Ethel

      Ethel

      2 giorni fa

      *Un nouveau délit d'«écocide» voté par l'Assemblée nationale* 18 avr. 2021, 09:38 En savoir plus sur RT France Mon reportage à Alexandrovka, en banlieue de Donetsk, où les habitants continuent de vivre, malgré tout.

    • Edelmira Rodríguez Martín

      Edelmira Rodríguez Martín

      2 giorni fa

      Esa es la gran diferencia 💂‍♀️

  • Sammy Pence

    Sammy Pence

    2 giorni fa

    I don't understand why Europe is still talking to that dictator.

    • Bdeshi Guy

      Bdeshi Guy

      Ora fa

      They have nothing else to do.

  • Mouton Alpha

    Mouton Alpha

    2 giorni fa

    KOUIZINE

  • kolim jone

    kolim jone

    3 giorni fa

    Defining moment in Michel's career...

  • Theresa Cookie

    Theresa Cookie

    3 giorni fa

    I‘m not sure what to be angry about most, the fact how disrespectful this action by Erdogan against women was or that she didn‘t insist on a chair to show him that this is not how you treat women if you wanna be part of the EU.

  • Carmine Galante

    Carmine Galante

    3 giorni fa

    Even Josef Stalin was more hospital...well Erdogan just wanted to show again what he thinks about the EU, Germany and women in leadership positions.

  • Marc Herrmann

    Marc Herrmann

    4 giorni fa

    BRAVO ERDOGAN!!

  • Michl R

    Michl R

    4 giorni fa

    Its okay, Uschi is whack

  • Alzheir Sable

    Alzheir Sable

    4 giorni fa

    Erdogan in his stupidty, Charles follow to be 2 big fools

  • asioe kiou

    asioe kiou

    4 giorni fa

    Charles michel's lack of reaction shows the cowardice of these bureaucrats who destroy our culture.

  • Politik Ion

    Politik Ion

    5 giorni fa

    it is the protocol. Ursula is not on the same rang as that creep Erdogan. What was the problem actually? She sat on a couch....it wasn't a casting couch

  • Le Pa

    Le Pa

    5 giorni fa

    dont be islamophobic. just acccept it as the white ninja at 0:05 did

  • Schmendrik Zwensson

    Schmendrik Zwensson

    5 giorni fa

    no real european is interested in this would-be country turkey!
    such unethical countries and their heads of state should be denied any cooperation / payments and aid. 🚫🇹🇷

  • Django

    Django

    5 giorni fa

    What Europe did not have the balls to say, we Italians say Erdogan dictator
    For us Mussolini it is a mistake of the past but Erdogan after a century is an unforgivable mistake

  • Mustafa Öz

    Mustafa Öz

    5 giorni fa

    Bir dahaki sefer hiç birine sandalye yok. Halıya otursunlar🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷

  • vbddfy euuyt

    vbddfy euuyt

    5 giorni fa

    Hahaha... priceless! Only the blokes knew they were playing musical chairs

  • Korkusuz Yiğit

    Korkusuz Yiğit

    5 giorni fa

    ☝️🇹🇷☝️

  • Emiliano Gabriele

    Emiliano Gabriele

    5 giorni fa

    There is another man on the right, what is the problem?

  • Trojen

    Trojen

    6 giorni fa

    what a shame! /i am from turkey

  • Bernardo Bortolotto

    Bernardo Bortolotto

    6 giorni fa

    and then they ask themselves why they aren't in the eu

  • PACO UNI RYDER

    PACO UNI RYDER

    6 giorni fa

    No hay excusa para la vergüenza que le han hecho pasar a la pobre mujer. Ni normas del país ni nada simplemente un desprecio directamente hacia ella

  • ÞÖĬńŦ БЯEÄK

    ÞÖĬńŦ БЯEÄK

    6 giorni fa

    *Charles Michel is the new Clouseau Inspector*

  • Jan Nos

    Jan Nos

    6 giorni fa

    simply proof: "who is the boss?"

  • Steffen Mitschke

    Steffen Mitschke

    6 giorni fa

    Ich hätte die Alte in Flur gesetzt weil sie sich nicht wehrt

  • Rock girl

    Rock girl

    6 giorni fa

    Hahaha... priceless! Only the blokes knew they were playing musical chairs

  • Mr.T

    Mr.T

    6 giorni fa

    Bold guy is very sneaky lol

  • J M

    J M

    6 giorni fa

    0:15
    Ursula:ehm..
    Erdogan: two coffee pls!

  • OMP

    OMP

    6 giorni fa

    Wasn't there at least one chair in Azerbaijan for its Turkish brothers?

    • Rock girl

      Rock girl

      6 giorni fa

      How i met your mother. Robin say ähm.

  • HEYMIKE

    HEYMIKE

    7 giorni fa

    Hol' up. Sit down, be humble.

  • elenal2012

    elenal2012

    7 giorni 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

    7 giorni fa

    😄😂🤣

  • 75Pafcio

    75Pafcio

    7 giorni fa

    it is not that bad... she could have only a floor as a seat option... :)

  • Motin Shikder97

    Motin Shikder97

    7 giorni fa

    🇧🇩💖🇹🇷

  • Pit&Bak

    Pit&Bak

    7 giorni fa

    emmmm.....hahaha it's priceless ))))

  • N A

    N A

    7 giorni fa

    A gentleman will not seat before a lady. Even more, he would give the chair to a lady.

  • AR

    AR

    7 giorni fa

    Didn’t know the EU president holds grudges over a chair , imagine world policy

  • Radio Učka Istra

    Radio Učka Istra

    7 giorni fa

    Long live Europe, Europe for Europeans! No talibans ! Love to European brothers and sisters from Croatia

  • Geoffrey Spencer

    Geoffrey Spencer

    7 giorni 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

    7 giorni fa

    ursula made the new john travolta's meme in pulp fiction!

  • Rise up Babetee

    Rise up Babetee

    7 giorni fa

    That was so funny 🤣 😆 😂 😄 💀 they were fighting over the chair . Marshall should let Ursula have the 🪑 😂😂😂😂

  • Lakitu Tha Boss

    Lakitu Tha Boss

    7 giorni fa

    Who remembers when Israel forced Turkish ambassador to sit on a tiny chair? 😂 Well done Israel 🇮🇱

  • Mouqarnas Design

    Mouqarnas Design

    7 giorni fa

    Michel threats like he came with his wife.

  • Yunus Tekcan

    Yunus Tekcan

    7 giorni fa

    How i met your mother. Robin say ähm.

  • Radek Stepien

    Radek Stepien

    7 giorni fa

    Ta obrzydliwa feministke piwinni sadzac w chlewie

  • Seno Alamsyah

    Seno Alamsyah

    7 giorni fa

    The fault was on EU not Turkey in this case since it was bilateral meeting after all.

  • vapalaca

    vapalaca

    8 giorni fa

    I’d like to see the full version of this video clearly it’s been edited or cut.

    • Mykhailo G

      Mykhailo G

      7 giorni fa

      Education of Charles Michel been edited and cut, but not a video.

  • Max Kloss

    Max Kloss

    8 giorni fa

    Michel should resign!

  • J

    J

    8 giorni fa

    🐸CHARLES MICHEL IS NOT A GENTLEMAN! 👎HE SHOULD HAVE OFFERED IMMEDIATLY HIS SEAT TO THE LADY!🌹

  • Алексей Патрушин

    Алексей Патрушин

    8 giorni fa

    Is Erdogan the same boor as Putin?

  • Chrom

    Chrom

    8 giorni fa

    Ursula in Turkey and also the other Punk from EU. In Turkey Erdogan is the Boss 🤣

  • Joanna

    Joanna

    8 giorni 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

    8 giorni fa

    Big ZERO michel. Gros zéro

    • sundari

      sundari

      8 giorni fa

      absolument zéro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Luders Pee

    Luders Pee

    8 giorni fa

    Maggie Thatcher hätte Recep Erdogan persönlich von seinem Stuhl gekippt...

    • sundari

      sundari

      8 giorni fa

      zuerst hätte sie ihm ihre handtasche um die ohren gehaut und dann hätte sie ihn vom stuhl gekippt! : )

  • Smit Ferdi

    Smit Ferdi

    8 giorni 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

      8 giorni fa

      It's just a backward culture full of cultists.

  • Sincanlı Ersoy

    Sincanlı Ersoy

    8 giorni 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

      8 giorni fa

      ÄHM

  • Ask to seduce Miss

    Ask to seduce Miss

    8 giorni 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

    8 giorni 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

    8 giorni fa

    Ähmmm 😂

  • Ragıp Ragıp oğlu

    Ragıp Ragıp oğlu

    9 giorni fa

    Hahahahahah

    • Ask to seduce Miss

      Ask to seduce Miss

      8 giorni fa

      🤣🤣🤣🤣👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

  • Kefka 070

    Kefka 070

    9 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

    9 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

    9 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

    9 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

    9 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

    9 giorni fa

    Hahaha i like scandals of europe

  • ayca sonerci

    ayca sonerci

    9 giorni fa

    we live with him 😃😃

  • eric lovelace

    eric lovelace

    9 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

    9 giorni fa

    ÄHM

  • AC D

    AC D

    9 giorni fa

    Idioten halt...

    • sundari

      sundari

      8 giorni fa

      ja, und kein anstand vor frauen, der andere typ hätte ihr im grunde seinen stuhl anbieten müssen

  • Daniel Perez

    Daniel Perez

    9 giorni fa

    👏👏👏🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Bolia Fops

    Bolia Fops

    9 giorni fa

    Charles michel's lack of reaction shows the cowardice of these bureaucrats who destroy our culture.

  • Random

    Random

    9 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

    9 giorni fa

    Erdogan 👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷

  • Jan Hamouz

    Jan Hamouz

    9 giorni fa

    🤣🤣🤣🤣👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

    • Jan Hamouz

      Jan Hamouz

      9 giorni fa

      @Bolia Fops EU is rude aganist its citizens ;)

    • Bolia Fops

      Bolia Fops

      9 giorni fa

      How rude

  • Fun Day

    Fun Day

    9 giorni fa

    Lady's first???

    • sundari

      sundari

      8 giorni fa

      never in turkey

    • Tomaten Paprika

      Tomaten Paprika

      8 giorni fa

      21st century!!!

  • Jado Ibra

    Jado Ibra

    9 giorni fa

    EU secular frogs are raging about this it’s hilarious!

  • Nicola

    Nicola

    9 giorni fa

    two men and one leg.

  • International Life Discovery Channel

    International Life Discovery Channel

    9 giorni fa

    Puhahahahaha

  • Body Mind Soul POWER

    Body Mind Soul POWER

    9 giorni fa

    they forgot to give her the vacuum cleaner :P

    • BEYZA ÇALIK

      BEYZA ÇALIK

      9 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

    9 giorni fa

    Gente da evitare

  • Olena Butriy

    Olena Butriy

    9 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

    9 giorni fa

    Defining moment in Michel's career...

    • sundari

      sundari

      8 giorni fa

      you wanna say his career is over now?

  • Giordano Giordano

    Giordano Giordano

    9 giorni fa

    0:25 that's all

  • Magda Draganova

    Magda Draganova

    9 giorni fa

    Why is that a big deal?

  • Samuel Heidegger

    Samuel Heidegger

    9 giorni fa

    "It wAs pUtin'S fAuLT... mOrE SaNcTioNS oN rUSsiA!"

  • albis1952 caiumi

    albis1952 caiumi

    9 giorni fa

    😄😄😄😄😄😄😄

  • Rudra !

    Rudra !

    9 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

    9 giorni fa

    How rude

  • Arcane Persona

    Arcane Persona

    9 giorni fa

    Turkey has always been diplomatic and respectful .. its these clowny EU guys making the comedy.

  • Rudra !

    Rudra !

    10 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

    10 giorni fa

    😁😁😁🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷 TURKEY(TÜRKİYE) crash Europa 😁😁😁👏👏👏

  • Naz Ak

    Naz Ak

    10 giorni fa

    😁😁😁😁🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷 TURKEY BİG EUROPA SMALL BİG OTTOMAN LOADİNG 🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷⚠️⚠️⚠️