The Turkish Foreign Ministry summoned the Italian ambassador to the country, Massimo Gayani, writes Reuters.
According to available information, this is due to the fact that earlier Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi criticized Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan after the situation with the chair for the head of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen. Draghi also called Erdogan a dictator.
Earlier, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, was left without a chair during a meeting with Turkish President Recep Erdogan.
The event was also attended by the head of the European Council Charles Michel. In the footage of the published video, it is noticeable that the situation was resolved by the fact that von der Leyen was able to sit down on the sofa in the room. Erdogan noted that such an incident could have happened due to an error with the office in which the event was supposed to take place.
Prior to that, Ursula von der Leyen reported on the deterioration of the situation with coronavirus in the European Union. Von der Leyen believes that the main reason for this state of affairs is the slowdown in vaccination of residents of the EU countries.