European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan take seats in Ankara, Turkey on April 6. Photo: European Union via Reuters European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan take seats in Ankara, Turkey on April 6. Photo: European Union via Reuters
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan take seats in Ankara, Turkey on April 6. Photo: European Union via Reuters
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EU chief says ‘sofagate’ shows need to tackle sexism: ‘I felt hurt’

  • European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen makes plea for women’s equality 
  • Comes three weeks after incident at meeting with Turkish president dubbed ‘sofagate’

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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, Turkey on April 6. Photo: European Union via Reuters European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan take seats in Ankara, Turkey on April 6. Photo: European Union via Reuters
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stands as European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan take seats in Ankara, Turkey on April 6. Photo: European Union via Reuters
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