Turkey says it will abandon deal stemming flow of refugees if it doesn’t get EU visa freedom in October

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu claims: ‘It can’t be that we implement everything that is good for the EU but that Turkey gets nothings in return’. The deal with Brussels was expected to see 80 million Turks given visa-free travel in Europe’s Schengen zone. The measure was drawn up as part of Turkey’s agreement to close its internal border and stop refugees travelling to Europe, while also agreeing to take back refugees that had travelled to places such as Greece. But in an interview with German newspaper Bild, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu suggested this promise could be withdrawn if the visas are no longer on the table, Reuters reported.

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/turkey-abandon-deal-stem-flow-refugees-no-eu-visa-freedom-october-a7191921.html


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