The Turkish government denied the allegation that they did die President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, mistreated as a woman, returned again and stressed that die To blame for the internal conflict in The European Union in the protocol error that occurred during a meeting with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
A statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that “Ankara is happy” that die European Commission is headed by a woman and called for die European institutions to reach a “consensus” between them to avoid similar slip-ups in the protocol in Avoid future.
Von der Leyen traveled this month in Accompaniment of the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, in die Turkey to go over with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan die to discuss difficult relations between the European Union and Turkey. Michel and Erdogan sat on two chairs, die were only open to the flags of Turkey and the European Union, forcing von der Leyen to sit on a sofa a long way from them.
And in Speaking to the European Parliament on Monday, von der Leyen said she believed she was being treated with disrespect just because she was a woman.
She added: “I felt hurt, I felt alone, as a woman, as a European. Because it wasn’t about die Seating arrangements or the minutes go. It’s about die Basis of who we are. This is about die Values, die Our union represents, and this reflects how far we are from treating women equally. “And everywhere.”
Turkey, for its part, insisted that die Requirements for the protocol of the European Union have been met. Regarding the Head of Protocol in the European Council, he confirmed that his team had no way of using the room, in which the session incident occurred to investigate in advance.
In a statement sent by email, Tango Bilgic, a spokesman for Turkey’s foreign ministry, denied in an email statement on Wednesday that von der Leyen had been marginalized because of gender, pointing out that “die Turkey does not have separate protocol agreements according to the type of person die die Position. “
He added that die Turkey is “happy” because “for the first time” a woman die European Commission heads, adding that Ankara “believes this is an important step towards empowering women and achieving equality”.
He continued: “It is unfortunate that this incident, which is due to internal political conflict in attributed to the European Union, is still used as material for political controversy and is linked to gender discrimination. “
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