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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Commenti

  1. AR
    AR
    Ora fa

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

  2. Radio Učka Istra
    Radio Učka Istra
    2 ore fa

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

  3. Geoffrey Spencer
    Geoffrey Spencer
    3 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!!!

  4. rachm06
    rachm06
    4 ore fa

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

  5. Rise up Babetee
    Rise up Babetee
    4 ore fa

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

  6. Lakitu Tha Boss
    Lakitu Tha Boss
    8 ore fa

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

  7. Mouqarnas Design
    Mouqarnas Design
    9 ore fa

    Michel threats like he came with his wife.

  8. Yunus Tekcan
    Yunus Tekcan
    14 ore fa

    How i met your mother. Robin say ähm.

  9. Radek Stepien
    Radek Stepien
    14 ore fa

    Ta obrzydliwa feministke piwinni sadzac w chlewie

  10. Seno Alamsyah
    Seno Alamsyah
    15 ore fa

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

  11. vapalaca
    vapalaca
    16 ore fa

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

  12. Max Kloss
    Max Kloss
    17 ore fa

    Michel should resign!

  13. J
    J
    17 ore fa

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

  14. sundari
    sundari
    18 ore fa

    kein anstand vor frauen, hier sollte sich jemand schämen!

  15. Алексей Патрушин
    Алексей Патрушин
    18 ore fa

    Is Erdogan the same boor as Putin?

  16. Chrom
    Chrom
    19 ore fa

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

  17. Joanna
    Joanna
    20 ore fa

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

  18. Ariel Carmeli
    Ariel Carmeli
    21 ora fa

    Big ZERO michel. Gros zéro

    1. sundari
      sundari
      18 ore fa

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

  19. Ouga Ouga Oink Oink
    Ouga Ouga Oink Oink
    21 ora fa

    Loser meeting galore. Where are Sergey and Larry?

  20. Luders Pee
    Luders Pee
    Giorno fa

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

    1. sundari
      sundari
      18 ore fa

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

  21. 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.

    1. Hoppa_hoppa Hoppa
      Hoppa_hoppa Hoppa
      Giorno fa

      It's just a backward culture full of cultists.

  22. 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

    1. Joanna
      Joanna
      20 ore fa

      ÄHM

  23. 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 !!

  24. 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.

  25. Ibrahim Kol
    Ibrahim Kol
    Giorno fa

    Ähmmm 😂

  26. Ragıp Ragıp oğlu
    Ragıp Ragıp oğlu
    Giorno fa

    Hahahahahah

    1. Ask to seduce Miss
      Ask to seduce Miss
      Giorno fa

      🤣🤣🤣🤣👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

  27. Kefka 070
    Kefka 070
    Giorno fa

    So if he sat on the couch then there was no problem, right? Lol

  28. Stop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogz
    Stop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogz
    Giorno fa

    I would argue that that sofa is even more comfortable than a chair. So what's the issue here....

  29. Stop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogz
    Stop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogz
    Giorno fa

    Quickly, go to war, because a woman had to sit on a chair. That's brutally inhumane!

  30. Stop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogz
    Stop Uyghur Genociding CCP dogz
    Giorno 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?

  31. matazetbi
    matazetbi
    Giorno 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...

  32. ولا غالب الا الله
    ولا غالب الا الله
    Giorno fa

    Hahaha i like scandals of europe

  33. ayca sonerci
    ayca sonerci
    Giorno fa

    we live with him 😃😃

  34. eric lovelace
    eric lovelace
    Giorno fa

    Lol. Charlie Michel showed absolutely zero solidarity with Ursula von der Leyen here. Erdogan played him like a fiddle.

  35. Katheten Katha
    Katheten Katha
    Giorno fa

    ÄHM

  36. AC D
    AC D
    2 giorni fa

    Idioten halt...

    1. sundari
      sundari
      18 ore fa

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

  37. Daniel Perez
    Daniel Perez
    2 giorni fa

    👏👏👏🤣🤣🤣🤣

  38. Bolia Fops
    Bolia Fops
    2 giorni fa

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

  39. 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.

  40. Ali Babo
    Ali Babo
    2 giorni fa

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

  41. Jan Hamouz
    Jan Hamouz
    2 giorni fa

    🤣🤣🤣🤣👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

    1. Jan Hamouz
      Jan Hamouz
      Giorno fa

      @Bolia Fops EU is rude aganist its citizens ;)

    2. Bolia Fops
      Bolia Fops
      2 giorni fa

      How rude

  42. Fun Day
    Fun Day
    2 giorni fa

    Lady's first???

    1. sundari
      sundari
      18 ore fa

      never in turkey

    2. Tomaten Paprika
      Tomaten Paprika
      Giorno fa

      21st century!!!

  43. Jado Ibra
    Jado Ibra
    2 giorni fa

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

  44. Nicola
    Nicola
    2 giorni fa

    two men and one leg.

  45. International Life Discovery Channel
    International Life Discovery Channel
    2 giorni fa

    Puhahahahaha

  46. Body Mind Soul POWER
    Body Mind Soul POWER
    2 giorni fa

    they forgot to give her the vacuum cleaner :P

    1. 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.

  47. MAURI FIGHTERS
    MAURI FIGHTERS
    2 giorni fa

    Gente da evitare

  48. 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.

  49. vinasu maaj
    vinasu maaj
    2 giorni fa

    Defining moment in Michel's career...

    1. sundari
      sundari
      18 ore fa

      you wanna say his career is over now?

  50. Giordano Giordano
    Giordano Giordano
    2 giorni fa

    0:25 that's all

  51. Magda Draganova
    Magda Draganova
    2 giorni fa

    Why is that a big deal?

  52. Samuel Heidegger
    Samuel Heidegger
    2 giorni fa

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

  53. Robert Mitchell
    Robert Mitchell
    2 giorni fa

    Erdogan snubs Vampire at EU-Turkey talk.

    1. Robert Mitchell
      Robert Mitchell
      2 giorni fa

      @vinasu maaj what if he unconsciously did it?

    2. vinasu maaj
      vinasu maaj
      2 giorni fa

      consiously manoevers himself to get in the right position to get that chair. No gentleman at all.

  54. albis1952 caiumi
    albis1952 caiumi
    2 giorni fa

    😄😄😄😄😄😄😄

  55. 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...

  56. Cz Tober
    Cz Tober
    2 giorni fa

    How rude

  57. Arcane Persona
    Arcane Persona
    2 giorni fa

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

  58. 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!

  59. Naz Ak
    Naz Ak
    2 giorni fa

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

  60. Naz Ak
    Naz Ak
    2 giorni fa

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

  61. mustafa sertac arslan
    mustafa sertac arslan
    2 giorni fa

    that michell is funny guy

  62. Gabriele Isabella
    Gabriele Isabella
    2 giorni fa

    Ursula : " can I turn on the TV or it bothers you? "

  63. Daniel Page
    Daniel Page
    2 giorni fa

    I know you have to get up early to beat the germans to the sunbeds but....

  64. Michal Kr
    Michal Kr
    2 giorni fa

    Nothing surprising rom Erdogan but Michel is a real gentleman!

  65. Alex Pascu
    Alex Pascu
    2 giorni fa

    Merdogan

  66. Mihail Stoyanov
    Mihail Stoyanov
    2 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!

  67. Lisa968
    Lisa968
    2 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.

    1. Aytunc Demir
      Aytunc Demir
      2 giorni fa

      @bssni touir Michel > Vdl

    2. Aytunc Demir
      Aytunc Demir
      2 giorni fa

      Michel did the right thing. Vdl can sit in that sofa.

    3. bssni touir
      bssni touir
      2 giorni fa

      EU then Von der Leyen has to show her authority and Michel should respect it.

  68. C.G.C
    C.G.C
    2 giorni fa

    Simple demonstration that the EU counts zero and and exists only in terms of Euro.

    1. bssni touir
      bssni touir
      2 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

  69. the king scorpion
    the king scorpion
    2 giorni fa

    ERDOGAN IS ALWAYS THE BEST.

  70. Gorkem
    Gorkem
    2 giorni fa

    This problem is not because of Turkey. This problem happened because of relationship between Michel and Ursula. Please fix it yourself.

  71. SioU
    SioU
    2 giorni fa

    Haha... Nice...

  72. Andry Lagiou
    Andry Lagiou
    2 giorni fa

    Unprecedentedly Ridiculous..

  73. loekie1707
    loekie1707
    2 giorni fa

    there should only be jail for all of those unchosen psycho's

  74. MARIA IACOBESCU
    MARIA IACOBESCU
    2 giorni fa

    ... Non è male sul divano!!! Poi sig. non sei in Europa... Achtung!!!

  75. George P
    George P
    2 giorni fa

    His poor wife/wives

  76. Enes Şahin
    Enes Şahin
    2 giorni fa

    shame! hoping to see soon a president who represents my country a lot better and doesn't embarrass me.

  77. Ersin Değer
    Ersin Değer
    2 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.

  78. Lidia
    Lidia
    2 giorni fa

    Bye bye Erdo and Micky 👋👋

  79. Anke Boehlert
    Anke Boehlert
    2 giorni fa

    Da Capo,Herr Erdogan!!

  80. Peter Pain
    Peter Pain
    2 giorni fa

    Keine Ahnung aus welchem Grund 🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪 DEUTSCHLAND 🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪 den Türken ständig in den Arsch kriecht. Einfach nur noch ekelhaft 🇹🇷🤢🤮🤮

  81. 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.

  82. Baz
    Baz
    3 giorni fa

    When ITsuns delete your comment, you know youve done or said something right 😎👍🏻

  83. 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.

    1. Tim Hultsman
      Tim Hultsman
      2 giorni fa

      Interesting theory, you may be right

  84. Max Moritz
    Max Moritz
    3 giorni fa

    Ist das geiiil.😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  85. 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.

  86. Ryan lex
    Ryan lex
    3 giorni fa

    Erdogan about to send milion refugees into germany. Bye bye!

  87. andi
    andi
    3 giorni fa

    She was supposed to be in the kitchen and prepare food 😂🤣😅😆😁😄

    1. 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.

  88. Yianna Andreou
    Yianna Andreou
    3 giorni fa

    Eemm...

  89. one
    one
    3 giorni fa

    Is Turkey a Europe?

    1. Krešimir Krupnik
      Krešimir Krupnik
      Giorno fa

      @Aytunc Demir Geographically partly ( bigger part is in Asia) , but culturally it is not and never will be Europe.

    2. Aytunc Demir
      Aytunc Demir
      2 giorni fa

      yes turkey is a continent.

    3. Krešimir Krupnik
      Krešimir Krupnik
      3 giorni fa

      It is not and never will be, really.

  90. 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.

  91. Rudolf Sauter
    Rudolf Sauter
    3 giorni fa

    Jetzt weißt sie mal was sie ohne ihren Schutzengel Merkel in der Welt wert ist..😅😂😅😂

    1. Chrom
      Chrom
      19 ore fa

      Merkel kann ihr auch nicht helfen. In Turkei hat die EU nichts zu melden 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  92. bilij pdan
    bilij pdan
    3 giorni fa

    One cannot Like such a situation obviously, this is plain vulgarity, inacceptable.

  93. 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.

  94. Luciano Cartino
    Luciano Cartino
    3 giorni fa

    Woman in Turkey ,What kind of Life they do? Can immagine

    1. pH7oslo
      pH7oslo
      2 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.

    2. Luciano Cartino
      Luciano Cartino
      3 giorni fa

      Omg

    3. ultrAslan
      ultrAslan
      3 giorni fa

      Over a 100 women killed by their husband/boyfriend in 2021

  95. jean claude de jean
    jean claude de jean
    3 giorni fa

    In der Türkei,ohne Kopftuch?!

  96. Gota Mana
    Gota Mana
    3 giorni fa

    Es braucht sich niemand aufregen über erdogan Frauen gehen immer hinter Männern haha ha

    1. bilij pdan
      bilij pdan
      3 giorni fa

      💯🎥

  97. martin manifold
    martin manifold
    3 giorni fa

    Edited as not to show her being overtaken

  98. Ronald James
    Ronald James
    3 giorni fa

    Turkey can't afford one more chair ? This is intentional. "Sexism" .

    1. 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.

  99. Zeckenlaus im Speckmantel
    Zeckenlaus im Speckmantel
    3 giorni fa

    The most of the german people dont want to be in the Union and this Woman Ursula make a very very big mistakes and are in corrupt cases of a advisor affair with millions of money...but her mobilephone and the datas are broken and she are sorry about that...haha shame on that woman AND she was NEVER voted to be the highest person in the EU Parlament...crazy that she is in that position ! ! ! So its nice to see that what happened to her!

  100. TYG ASH
    TYG ASH
    3 giorni fa

    They don't even deserve respect as a country leader when they have zero sense of etiquette.