President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen gestures in disbelief as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and European Council President Charles Michel take two centre-stage seats at the meeting. Photo: AFP President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen gestures in disbelief as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and European Council President Charles Michel take two centre-stage seats at the meeting. Photo: AFP
President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen gestures in disbelief as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and European Council President Charles Michel take two centre-stage seats at the meeting. Photo: AFP
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EU chief Ursula von der Leyen taken aback at chair snub in meeting with Turkey’s president

  • EU chief forced to sit on sofa as Turkey’s president and her male colleague snap up chairs at meeting
  • Top Europe officials travelled to Ankara to reset EU-Turkish relations after a flare-up in diplomatic tensions

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President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen gestures in disbelief as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and European Council President Charles Michel take two centre-stage seats at the meeting. Photo: AFP President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen gestures in disbelief as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and European Council President Charles Michel take two centre-stage seats at the meeting. Photo: AFP
President of the EU Commission Ursula von der Leyen gestures in disbelief as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and European Council President Charles Michel take two centre-stage seats at the meeting. Photo: AFP
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