TURKEY SAYS IT HAS MET EU VISA DEAL CRITERIA, DELAY UNACCEPTABLE

TURKEY SAYS IT HAS MET EU VISA DEAL CRITERIA, DELAY UNACCEPTABLE

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According to Reuters media agency that Turkey has fulfilled the required criteria for visa-free travel to Europe, Ankara’s minister for EU affairs said on Thursday, adding that postponing the deal unfairly was unacceptable – comments which could threaten a wider agreement on migrants.

The media agency added that the minister, Volkan Bozkir, said Turkey would not change its counter-terrorism laws – a demand by Brussels which he said had not previously been mentioned.

“We want the process to continue but it would be unacceptable for Turkey if it is postponed in an unfair fashion,” Bozkir told a news conference in Strasbourg broadcast live on Turkish television.

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