Turkish MP Explained the Situation with the Lack of a Chair at the Meeting with the Patriarchy
OREANDA-NEWS. The situation when the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, lacked a chair at the talks in Ankara is not intentional, but it shows the dominance of men. This is what Filiz Kerestecioglu, a member of the Turkish parliament from the pro-Kurdish People's Democracy Party, told RIA Novosti.
The meeting of Turkish President Recep Erdogan with the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the President of the European Council Charles Michel took place on Tuesday in Ankara. The footage published on the network shows that the head of the EC did not get a seat in the meeting room, since there were only two chairs, one of which was taken by Michel. She had to sit on the sofa opposite Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who is of a lower rank according to diplomatic protocol.
The Turkish MP said in this regard: “I think that the crisis with the chairs in the presidential palace is a clear evidence of patriarchy, when men sit in the main place, and women where they find it. Even a lady politician who advocates for women's rights, hard to find a place for yourself. This is what von der Leyen faced. This is not deliberate, but characteristic of male dominance and not only in Turkey. "
According to her, the incident "should be investigated from the point of view of the protocol", which should take into account the equal rights of women.