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Keeping the queen waiting
1.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 16 Jun 2012 Sat 12:28 pm

As I have metioned elsewhere, this is a special year for Turkey and Holland. This year marks the 400 year anniversary of their diplomatic relations. For that reason there have been a lot of official and unofficial visits.

A few months back Gül visited Holland. He was also invited to a special dinner with the Queen of The Netherlands. ...and Gül was late... Seriously. The Queen was standing there, just waiting for him for 15 minutes. In Holland we have a saying "the Turkish 15 minutes," but to take that cultural phenomenon all the way to the queen is a bit rude.. Oh well, the press laughed about it.

And now last week, is was the Queen´s turn to visit Turkey. She would be greeted by Erdogan. It is protocol for Erdogan to arrive first, and the Queen to arrive later... However, Erdogan was LATE! His plane arrived to late in Ankara, which meant the Queen´s plane had to circle around Ankara before she could land after Erdogan...

I have to say, the jokes about Turks always being late now have presidential support The "Turkish 15 minutes" even count for the Queen!

2.       tunci
7149 posts
 16 Jun 2012 Sat 03:31 pm

 

Quoting barba_mama

As I have metioned elsewhere, this is a special year for Turkey and Holland. This year marks the 400 year anniversary of their diplomatic relations. For that reason there have been a lot of official and unofficial visits.

A few months back Gül visited Holland. He was also invited to a special dinner with the Queen of The Netherlands. ...and Gül was late... Seriously. The Queen was standing there, just waiting for him for 15 minutes. In Holland we have a saying "the Turkish 15 minutes," but to take that cultural phenomenon all the way to the queen is a bit rude.. Oh well, the press laughed about it.

And now last week, is was the Queen´s turn to visit Turkey. She would be greeted by Erdogan. It is protocol for Erdogan to arrive first, and the Queen to arrive later... However, Erdogan was LATE! His plane arrived to late in Ankara, which meant the Queen´s plane had to circle around Ankara before she could land after Erdogan...

I have to say, the jokes about Turks always being late now have presidential support The "Turkish 15 minutes" even count for the Queen!

 

I dont think your queen got bored from waiting just 15 minutes..she is lucky as that could have been 30 minutes   That is not a big deal.

 

 

3.       barba_mama
1629 posts
 16 Jun 2012 Sat 08:17 pm

 

Quoting tunci

 

 

I dont think your queen got bored from waiting just 15 minutes..she is lucky as that could have been 30 minutes That is not a big deal.

 

 

 

I think this is the first time in her life that she had to wait at an official event...just standing there, in her full state-outfit. Must have been an interesting experience for her

4.       tunci
7149 posts
 16 Jun 2012 Sat 10:59 pm

 

Quoting barba_mama

 

 

I think this is the first time in her life that she had to wait at an official event...just standing there, in her full state-outfit. Must have been an interesting experience for her

 

Believe me ,she would experience many more "the first times" if she ever moves to Turkiye.

5.       ulak
173 posts
 16 Jun 2012 Sat 11:26 pm

Ne diyeyim ? bu bakış açısından çok Türküm sanıyorum....Smile

6.       tunci
7149 posts
 17 Jun 2012 Sun 12:29 am

 

Quoting ulak

Ne diyeyim ? bu bakış açısından çok Türküm sanıyorum....Smile

 

Uzun süreden sonra Türkçe bir yorum görmek iyi.

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