European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan take seats in Ankara on Tuesday. Photo: European Union via  Reuters TV European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan take seats in Ankara on Tuesday. Photo: European Union via  Reuters TV
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan take seats in Ankara on Tuesday. Photo: European Union via Reuters TV
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Turkey’s President Erdogan called a dictator as EU ‘sofagate’ row escalates

  • Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi slams ‘humiliation’ of EU chief Ursula von der Leyen, after she was not given a chair during a meeting with the Turkish president
  • Turkey, which has strongly denied accusations of sexism over the incident, reacted to Draghi’s comments by summoning the Italian ambassador

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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan take seats in Ankara on Tuesday. Photo: European Union via  Reuters TV European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan take seats in Ankara on Tuesday. Photo: European Union via  Reuters TV
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan take seats in Ankara on Tuesday. Photo: European Union via Reuters TV
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