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

7 apr 2021
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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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  • lol

    astra zenecaastra zeneca2 ore fa
  • So what The LION protects the East from the Hyenas (countries of single mothers' families and toyboys).

    Free HappyFree Happy5 ore fa
  • who is in front of this man, today it is so, so everyone is equal;)

    Oliver VentselOliver Ventsel10 ore 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.

    Elkhan AlievElkhan Aliev12 ore fa
  • 👓

    EthelEthel15 ore 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.

      EthelEthel15 ore fa
    • Esa es la gran diferencia 💂‍♀️

      Edelmira Rodríguez MartínEdelmira Rodríguez Martín15 ore fa
  • I don't understand why Europe is still talking to that dictator.

    Sammy PenceSammy Pence23 ore fa
  • KOUIZINE

    Mouton AlphaMouton AlphaGiorno fa
  • Defining moment in Michel's career...

    kolim jonekolim joneGiorno 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.

    Theresa CookieTheresa Cookie2 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.

    Carmine GalanteCarmine Galante2 giorni fa
  • BRAVO ERDOGAN!!

    Marc HerrmannMarc Herrmann2 giorni fa
  • Its okay, Uschi is whack

    Michl RMichl R2 giorni fa
  • Erdogan in his stupidty, Charles follow to be 2 big fools

    Alzheir SableAlzheir Sable2 giorni fa
  • Charles michel's lack of reaction shows the cowardice of these bureaucrats who destroy our culture.

    asioe kiouasioe kiou3 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

    Politik IonPolitik Ion3 giorni fa
  • dont be islamophobic. just acccept it as the white ninja at 0:05 did

    Le PaLe Pa3 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. 🚫🇹🇷

    Schmendrik ZwenssonSchmendrik Zwensson3 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

    DjangoDjango3 giorni fa
  • Bir dahaki sefer hiç birine sandalye yok. Halıya otursunlar🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷

    Mustafa ÖzMustafa Öz3 giorni fa
  • Hahaha... priceless! Only the blokes knew they were playing musical chairs

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt3 giorni fa
  • ☝️🇹🇷☝️

    Korkusuz YiğitKorkusuz Yiğit4 giorni fa
  • There is another man on the right, what is the problem?

    Emiliano GabrieleEmiliano Gabriele4 giorni fa
  • what a shame! /i am from turkey

    TrojenTrojen4 giorni fa
  • and then they ask themselves why they aren't in the eu

    Bernardo BortolottoBernardo Bortolotto4 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

    PACO UNI RYDERPACO UNI RYDER4 giorni fa
  • *Charles Michel is the new Clouseau Inspector*

    ÞÖĬńŦ БЯEÄKÞÖĬńŦ БЯEÄK4 giorni fa
  • simply proof: "who is the boss?"

    Jan NosJan Nos4 giorni fa
  • Ich hätte die Alte in Flur gesetzt weil sie sich nicht wehrt

    Steffen MitschkeSteffen Mitschke4 giorni fa
  • Hahaha... priceless! Only the blokes knew they were playing musical chairs

    Rock girlRock girl4 giorni fa
  • Bold guy is very sneaky lol

    Mr.TMr.T4 giorni fa
  • 0:15 Ursula:ehm.. Erdogan: two coffee pls!

    J MJ M5 giorni fa
  • Wasn't there at least one chair in Azerbaijan for its Turkish brothers?

    OMPOMP5 giorni fa
    • How i met your mother. Robin say ähm.

      Rock girlRock girl4 giorni fa
  • Hol' up. Sit down, be humble.

    HEYMIKEHEYMIKE5 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?

    elenal2012elenal20125 giorni fa
  • 😄😂🤣

    kdo chce - vidíkdo chce - vidí5 giorni fa
  • it is not that bad... she could have only a floor as a seat option... :)

    75Pafcio75Pafcio5 giorni fa
  • 🇧🇩💖🇹🇷

    Motin Shikder97Motin Shikder975 giorni fa
  • emmmm.....hahaha it's priceless ))))

    Pit&BakPit&Bak5 giorni fa
  • A gentleman will not seat before a lady. Even more, he would give the chair to a lady.

    N AN A5 giorni fa
  • Didn’t know the EU president holds grudges over a chair , imagine world policy

    ARAR5 giorni fa
  • Long live Europe, Europe for Europeans! No talibans ! Love to European brothers and sisters from Croatia

    Radio Učka IstraRadio Učka Istra5 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!!!

    Geoffrey SpencerGeoffrey Spencer5 giorni fa
  • ursula made the new john travolta's meme in pulp fiction!

    rachm06rachm065 giorni fa
  • That was so funny 🤣 😆 😂 😄 💀 they were fighting over the chair . Marshall should let Ursula have the 🪑 😂😂😂😂

    Rise up BabeteeRise up Babetee5 giorni fa
  • Who remembers when Israel forced Turkish ambassador to sit on a tiny chair? 😂 Well done Israel 🇮🇱

    Lakitu Tha BossLakitu Tha Boss5 giorni fa
  • Michel threats like he came with his wife.

    Mouqarnas DesignMouqarnas Design6 giorni fa
  • How i met your mother. Robin say ähm.

    Yunus TekcanYunus Tekcan6 giorni fa
  • Ta obrzydliwa feministke piwinni sadzac w chlewie

    Radek StepienRadek Stepien6 giorni fa
  • The fault was on EU not Turkey in this case since it was bilateral meeting after all.

    Seno AlamsyahSeno Alamsyah6 giorni fa
  • I’d like to see the full version of this video clearly it’s been edited or cut.

    vapalacavapalaca6 giorni fa
    • Education of Charles Michel been edited and cut, but not a video.

      Mykhailo GMykhailo G5 giorni fa
  • Michel should resign!

    Max KlossMax Kloss6 giorni fa
  • 🐸CHARLES MICHEL IS NOT A GENTLEMAN! 👎HE SHOULD HAVE OFFERED IMMEDIATLY HIS SEAT TO THE LADY!🌹

    JJ6 giorni fa
  • Is Erdogan the same boor as Putin?

    Алексей ПатрушинАлексей Патрушин6 giorni fa
  • Ursula in Turkey and also the other Punk from EU. In Turkey Erdogan is the Boss 🤣

    ChromChrom6 giorni fa
  • Michel should have given his seat to her and refused the sofa. Just stand next to her. For an hour, if necessary.

    JoannaJoanna6 giorni fa
  • Big ZERO michel. Gros zéro

    Ariel CarmeliAriel Carmeli6 giorni fa
    • absolument zéro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      sundarisundari6 giorni fa
  • Maggie Thatcher hätte Recep Erdogan persönlich von seinem Stuhl gekippt...

    Luders PeeLuders Pee6 giorni fa
    • zuerst hätte sie ihm ihre handtasche um die ohren gehaut und dann hätte sie ihn vom stuhl gekippt! : )

      sundarisundari6 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.

    Smit FerdiSmit Ferdi6 giorni fa
    • It's just a backward culture full of cultists.

      Hoppa_hoppa HoppaHoppa_hoppa Hoppa6 giorni fa
  • Protocol seating arrangement was set up according to provided by the EU, who sits on the chair is between ursula and michelle

    Sincanlı ErsoySincanlı Ersoy7 giorni fa
    • ÄHM

      JoannaJoanna6 giorni fa
  • That Charles Michel guy is a real gentleman don’t you think ??? As for Erdogan what can you expect from him !!

    Ask to seduce MissAsk to seduce Miss7 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.

    Tell It to My HeartTell It to My Heart7 giorni fa
  • Ähmmm 😂

    Ibrahim KolIbrahim Kol7 giorni fa
  • Hahahahahah

    Ragıp Ragıp oğluRagıp Ragıp oğlu7 giorni fa
    • 🤣🤣🤣🤣👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

      Ask to seduce MissAsk to seduce Miss7 giorni fa
  • So if he sat on the couch then there was no problem, right? Lol

    Kefka 070Kefka 0707 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 dogzStop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogz7 giorni fa
  • Quickly, go to war, because a woman had to sit on a chair. That's brutally inhumane!

    Stop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogzStop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogz7 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?

    Stop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogzStop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogz7 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...

    matazetbimatazetbi7 giorni fa
  • Hahaha i like scandals of europe

    ولا غالب الا اللهولا غالب الا الله7 giorni fa
  • we live with him 😃😃

    ayca sonerciayca sonerci7 giorni fa
  • Lol. Charlie Michel showed absolutely zero solidarity with Ursula von der Leyen here. Erdogan played him like a fiddle.

    eric lovelaceeric lovelace7 giorni fa
  • ÄHM

    Katheten KathaKatheten Katha7 giorni fa
  • Idioten halt...

    AC DAC D7 giorni fa
    • ja, und kein anstand vor frauen, der andere typ hätte ihr im grunde seinen stuhl anbieten müssen

      sundarisundari6 giorni fa
  • 👏👏👏🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Daniel PerezDaniel Perez7 giorni fa
  • Charles michel's lack of reaction shows the cowardice of these bureaucrats who destroy our culture.

    Bolia FopsBolia Fops7 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.

    RandomRandom7 giorni fa
  • Erdogan 👍👍👍👍👏👏👏👏🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷

    Ali BaboAli Babo7 giorni fa
  • 🤣🤣🤣🤣👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

    Jan HamouzJan Hamouz7 giorni fa
    • @Bolia Fops EU is rude aganist its citizens ;)

      Jan HamouzJan Hamouz7 giorni fa
    • How rude

      Bolia FopsBolia Fops7 giorni fa
  • Lady's first???

    Fun DayFun Day7 giorni fa
    • never in turkey

      sundarisundari6 giorni fa
    • 21st century!!!

      Tomaten PaprikaTomaten Paprika7 giorni fa
  • EU secular frogs are raging about this it’s hilarious!

    Jado IbraJado Ibra7 giorni fa
  • two men and one leg.

    NicolaNicola7 giorni fa
  • Puhahahahaha

    International Life Discovery ChannelInternational Life Discovery Channel7 giorni fa
  • they forgot to give her the vacuum cleaner :P

    Body Mind Soul POWERBody Mind Soul POWER7 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.

      BEYZA ÇALIKBEYZA ÇALIK7 giorni fa
  • Gente da evitare

    MAURI FIGHTERSMAURI FIGHTERS7 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.

    Olena ButriyOlena Butriy8 giorni fa
  • Defining moment in Michel's career...

    vinasu maajvinasu maaj8 giorni fa
    • you wanna say his career is over now?

      sundarisundari6 giorni fa
  • 0:25 that's all

    Giordano GiordanoGiordano Giordano8 giorni fa
  • Why is that a big deal?

    Magda DraganovaMagda Draganova8 giorni fa
  • "It wAs pUtin'S fAuLT... mOrE SaNcTioNS oN rUSsiA!"

    Samuel HeideggerSamuel Heidegger8 giorni fa
  • 😄😄😄😄😄😄😄

    albis1952 caiumialbis1952 caiumi8 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...

    Rudra !Rudra !8 giorni fa
  • How rude

    Cz ToberCz Tober8 giorni fa
  • Turkey has always been diplomatic and respectful .. its these clowny EU guys making the comedy.

    Arcane PersonaArcane Persona8 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!

    Rudra !Rudra !8 giorni fa
  • 😁😁😁🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷 TURKEY(TÜRKİYE) crash Europa 😁😁😁👏👏👏

    Naz AkNaz Ak8 giorni fa
  • 😁😁😁😁🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷 TURKEY BİG EUROPA SMALL BİG OTTOMAN LOADİNG 🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷⚠️⚠️⚠️

    Naz AkNaz Ak8 giorni fa
  • that michell is funny guy

    mustafa sertac arslanmustafa sertac arslan8 giorni fa
  • Ursula : " can I turn on the TV or it bothers you? "

    Gabriele IsabellaGabriele Isabella8 giorni fa
    • EHHMMM

      asioe kiouasioe kiou3 giorni fa
  • I know you have to get up early to beat the germans to the sunbeds but....

    Daniel PageDaniel Page8 giorni fa
  • Nothing surprising rom Erdogan but Michel is a real gentleman!

    Michal KrMichal Kr8 giorni fa
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