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FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “‘Sofagate’ scandal: Two European presidents, not enough chairs” – below is their description.
#Turkey has blamed the #EU for an incident dubbed #Sofagate in which European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen was left without a chair during a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. FRANCE 24’s Brussels correspondent Dave Keating says the incident was unfortunate given the meetings had intended to soothe the bloc’s ties with Turkey.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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