Turkey: Visa Freedom Wanted

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15/08/2016 from Turkey

  • Turkey wants visa freedoms, or will let migrants to continue to Europe.
  • Visa-free access to the EU – the main reward for Ankara’s collaboration in choking off an influx of migrants into Europe – has been subject to delays due to a dispute over Turkish anti-terrorism legislation, as well as the post-coup crackdown.
  • Brussels wants Turkey to soften the anti-terrorism law.Ankara says it cannot do so, given multiple security threats which include Islamic State militants in neighboring Syria and Kurdish militants in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast.