ROME, APR 07 – The visit of EU leaders to Turkey leaves behind an incident of protocol which, amid numerous criticisms, has already been renamed ‘sofagate’. In fact, in the middle there is a sofa, the one on which the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday seated the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, while he and the President of the EU Council, Charles Michel, took place in two armchairs with their respective flags behind them. The scene is resumed in a video that went viral in which a groan of disappointment is heard from von der Leyen as the other two take their seats. In the next scene we see the president of the EU Commission sitting on a sofa placed to the right of the interlocutors. (HANDLE).