Italy wades into ‘sofagate’ row as PM calls Turkey’s Erdogan a ‘dictator’

Apr 8, 2021 | INVESTING

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “dictator” in front of the press, causing a stir.Draghi spoke to the press in Rome on Thursday evening about the visit of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Council President Charles Michel to Erdogan on Tuesday.In a diplomatic faux pas quickly dubbed “sofagate” online, Von der Leyen was not given a chair at the meeting, but sat somewhat apart on a sofa. Draghi classified this as a …

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