EU Council behind humiliating von der Leyen ‘sofagate’ snub ‘Turkey adopted EU calls for’ | Politics | Information
“Clearly from earlier visits, that is the case. Even a go to by the 2 presidents in 2015 exhibits the 2 presidents seated with Erdogan however at the moment the 2 presidents occurred to be males.”
Mevlut Cavusoglu, the overseas minister who was seated Tuesday on one other sofa, stated on Thursday the seating association was in step with worldwide protocol and that Turkey was being topic to “unjust accusations”.
“Turkey is a deep-rooted state, it isn’t the primary time it hosts a visitor.
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“The protocol adopted for conferences in Turkey is inside the worldwide protocol framework. The identical was accomplished right here too,” he informed reporters in Ankara.
“The protocol on the presidency met the calls for of the EU facet. In different phrases, the seating association was designed to satisfy their calls for and recommendations.”
Mr Keating added: “The query now being requested is did the council someway set this as much as make President von der Leyen look dangerous?
“It was both Turkey or the council.”
“It prolonged a really courteous welcome to each presidents and strictly adhered to worldwide protocol.”
Previously, three chairs had been supplied when the Turkish chief visited Brussels for talks with heads of the Fee and the European Council.
Mr Mamer stated President von der Leyen determined to not make “a difficulty out of it” and within the dialog introduced up girls’s rights and the Istanbul Conference on violence in opposition to girls, from which Turkey withdrew final month.
Brussels and Ankara are testing a cautious rapprochement after ties had been strained when a coup try in 2016 prompted a crackdown on civil rights in Turkey.