US News criticism due to meeting: From the Leyen on Earthogan on Sofa

09:05  08 april  2021
09:05  08 april  2021 Source:   ksta.de

dispute over "sofa-gate": Draghi denotes Erdogan as "dictator" - Turkey reacts

 dispute over between Italy and Turkey, it has come to diplomatic tensions after the Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi refers to the Turkish state of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a "dictator" Has. Turkey ordered protest to the Italian ambassador, as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Thursday night. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu wrote on Twitter, he condemn draghis "ugly and dimensionless utterances" on the harshest. Ankara demanded to take back the statements "immediately".

, the EU Commission has shown itself outraged by the meeting of EU Turkey meeting in Ankara. A spokesman made it clear on Wednesday that Commission President Ursula had to be placed by the Leyen from their point of view at eye level with the Turkish head of state Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the EU Council President Charles Michel. "The President was clearly surprised," he said. But she preferred to talk about substantial questions.

Der türkische Präsidente Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2.v.r) und türkischer Außenminister Mevlut Cavusoglu (r) während eines Treffens mit EU-Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen (l) und EU-Ratspräsident Charles Michel. © Dario Pignatelli / European Council / DPA The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2.v.r) and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) during a meeting with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (L) and EU Council President Charles Michel. meeting with Erdogan: for Michel Square next to Erdogan, from the Leyen on the Sofa

at the meeting with Erdogan in the Turkish Presidential Palace, a large chair was reserved next to the Turkish head of state on Tuesday for Michel. On the other hand, a place on a sofa got from the Leyen at a certain distance of the two. There she sat opposite the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu, who also participated in the conversation.

"Sofagate" in Ankara: No armchair for from the Leyen beside Erdogan

 dealing with EU Commission Chef Ursula von der Leyen at the meeting with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara beats waves. Deputies of the European Parliament criticized that from the Leyen visiting Turkey, unlike EU Council President Charles Michel, there was no place on a chair beside Erdogan, but had to sit on a sofa. In social networks, the incident quickly got the title "Sofagate".

among other things on Twitter, it was then recalled that the former EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was allowed to sit at eye level at meetings with Erdogan. The Green Bundestag deputy Cem Özdemir commented: "Such signs set authoritarian oppressors & machos like #Putin, #erdogan & Co aware. (...) You can let yourself be like, you do not have to. Respect you do not get to the gentlemen! "

From the Leyens Spokesman stressed on Wednesday that incidents like the presidential palace in Ankara should not repeat. You will now make arrangements. In the Commission, it was also pointed out that the Meeting with Erdogan used by the Leyen to with him a long and very open discussion on women's rights and the withdrawal of Turkey from the Istanbul Convention on the Protection of Women and Children from Violence respectively.

Cold Meeting Between Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel After the "Sofagate"

 Cold Meeting Between Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel After the © Via Reuters - Presidential Press Office The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the President of the European Commission Ursula von Der Leyen, Ankara, April 6, 2021. Six days that they had not spoken, since the "Sofagate" in Ankara made a lot of ink. The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen received this Monday at the end of the afternoon the President of the European Council Charles Michel.

EU Council President Michel declared late Wednesday evening that a close interpretation of protocol rules through Turkey have led to the different treatment, but emphasized that he also felt the situation as regrettable. He and Ursula von der Leyen had decided on site, not worse through a public credence, wrote Michel on Facebook . Instead, the substance of political discussion has been found in the foreground.

Ranking: From the Leyen under EU Council President

with the reference to the protocol rules, Michel reminded that the EU Commission President is in the common protocol ranking under the EU Council President. This also leads to the fact that Michel usually gets the word in common press conferences.

At the Erdogan meeting, EU peaks had discussed a possible expansion of EU relations with Turkey on Tuesday. Background, decisions of the EU summit are one and a half weeks. For him, EU heads of state and government had agreed to gradually expand relations with Turkey. With the decision, the EU wants to expand the escalation of further conflicts.

In the migration policy and especially in the context of the Migration Deals with Ankara, which was completed in 2016, the EU is part of Turkey as a partner to prevent fled on the onward journey towards Europe.

Last year, the dispute between Greece and Turkey had sparked dangerously due to controversial natural gas research Ankaras in the eastern Mediterranean. The EU threatened Turkey in December sharp sanctions. Ankara later finished the controversial natural gas exploration and signaling readiness. (dpa)

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