Ursula von der Leyen left standing during a meeting with the Turkish President

The President of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, was left standing in bewilderment during a meeting between two EU Presidents and the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Video footing shows Ursula von der Leyen left standing while EU Council President Charles Michel and Erdogan sat on chairs in the middle of the chamber.

She is seen making hand gestures and requesting where she is to be seated. Eventually, she was invited to sit on a sofa alongside the Turkish Foreign Affairs Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who holds a lower diplomatic status.

In previous meetings the three Presidents sat together .