Frances Fitzgerald talks Sofagate and & Istanbul Convention

May 1, 2021

Fine Gael MEP Frances Fitzgerald talks to EuroParlRadio Editor Karen Coleman about Turkey’s regressive stance on women which was highlighted again during a recent trip of the European Commission President to Ankara.

During the meeting, Ursula von der Leyen was relegated to a sofa, while her European Council counterpart, Charles Michel sat on a stately chair next to the Turkish president.

President von der Leyen told the European Parliament on Monday 26th April that the incident left here feeling hurt and alone.

Out words: work to do 

Dur: 5:13






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