Recep Tayyip Erdogan
By Orla Guerin
BBC News, Istanbul
Ayşe Buğra, wife of Osman Kavala, says he is a symbol of the problems with Turkish courts
President Erdogan condemns 10 ambassadors for demanding an activist's release.
Turkey's president joked with the boy when he noticed he had jumped the gun at an opening ceremony.
When European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was left standing because of a lack of chairs in Turkey this week, she reacted with an audible "erm".
The European Commission president had to sit on a nearby sofa as the EU visited Turkey.