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Mon Apr 26, 2021, 09:41 PM

EU chief felt 'hurt,' 'alone' at meeting with Turkish leader

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Monday that she felt hurt and alone during a meeting with Turkey’s president earlier this month and that she was treated poorly simply because she is a woman.

Von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara for talks on tense EU-Turkey relations earlier this month. But only two chairs were set out in front of the EU and Turkish flags for the three leaders. Michel took the chair next to Erdogan.

Von der Leyen stood looking at the seated men, expressing her astonishment with an “ehm” sound, and a gesture of disappointment. She was later seen seated on a large beige sofa, away from her male counterparts.

“I am the first woman to be president of the European Commission. I am the president of the European Commission, and this is how I expected to be treated when visiting Turkey two weeks ago. Like a commission president, but I was not,” von der Leyen told EU lawmakers.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/eu-chief-felt-hurt-alone-170454899.html

Erdogan is quite the little piggy.

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hlthe2b Apr 26 #1
niyad Apr 26 #2
niyad Apr 26 #3
liberalla Apr 27 #4

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 09:47 PM

1. EU Charles Michel is no better given he said nothing and alloweed this to continue. Both deplorable

throwbacks.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:35 PM

2. Exactly.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Apr 26, 2021, 10:38 PM

3. Forget "hurt". She should have been FURIOUS. From the turk jerk, such sexist behaviour is not

surprising. In michel, it was inexcusable.

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Response to niyad (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 27, 2021, 06:10 PM

4. I agree. That 'hurt' bothered me, but maybe it's a translation* thing. My initial reaction would

be insulted and incensed. How effing rude!

* sometimes it's difficult to find the exact word you want to use in another language.

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