Sunday, July 31, 2016

Turkey Issues Ultimatum To EU Over Visa-Free Travel

Refugees and migrants wait to be registered at the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, November 5, 2015. © Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters

DW: Turkey out of migrant deal if EU fails on visa-free travel: Cavusoglu

Turkey's foreign minister has warned of the consequences should the EU fail to deliver on visa-free travel. EU officials are wary of easing travel restrictions after the crackdown in the wake of the recent failed coup.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned that Ankara would back out of an agreement to stem the flow of irregular migrants to the EU if Brussels failed to deliver visa-travel for its citizens by October.

"But all that is dependent on the cancellation of the visa requirement for our citizens which is also an item in the agreement of March 18," Cavusoglu said in comments published in the Monday edition of the German daily "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung."

"If visa liberalization does not follow, we will be forced to back away from the deal on taking back [refugees] and the agreement of March 18," he noted.

Cavusoglu added that while the government had not set a specific date for visa liberalization, "it could be the beginning or middle of October."

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WNU Editor: My friends in Greece are telling me that the refugees are now starting to pour in .... that this migrant deal is all but dead already. More here .... Greek islands overflowing with migrants amid EU fears Turkey will abandon refugee deal (RT).

More News On Turkey's Ultimatum To The EU Over Visa-Free Travel

Turkish FM: If There's No Visa-Free Travel, No Migrant Deal -- AP
‘Waiting until October’: Turkey issues ultimatum to EU over visa-free travel -- RT
Turkey says they'll let the migrants flow into Europe if denied visa-free travel -- Reuters
Turkey-EU Refugee Deal Dead as Ankara Demands Visa-Free Travel or They Walk -- Sputnik


Young Communist said...

If things going more worse in Turkey, even Turks people join migrants.

Talking with Syriza comrades I have notice, despite their reassurances, that they hide much of the real situation of the country.

The Volunteers made their best, but they are insufficient.
Liberism, Troika and Tsipras have put Greece into a third world state.
Even made their best efforts to relieve the consequences of memorandum, they play the role of a submitted/failed state.

A sentiment for a patriotic dictatorship rise among Greeks.

Jay Farquharson said...

>>The International Monetary Fund’s top staff misled their own board, made a series of calamitous misjudgments in Greece, became euphoric cheerleaders for the euro project, ignored warning signs of impending crisis, and collectively failed to grasp an elemental concept of currency theory. <<

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