EU to offer visa-free regime for Turkey for joint engagement in refugee issues

Дата публикации: 05 Октябрь 2015, 13:21


A source in the Belgium capital said that the European Union may grant Turkish citizens visa-free entry into the Community if Ankara will take a number of Brussels conditions:


«The EU may allow visa-free entry for Turkish citizens, but instead requires, inter alia, of the Turks and the Greeks joint patrolling the eastern part of the Aegean Sea, as well as the opening and managing in Turkey’s six EU centers for the reception and registration of refugees».


In addition, the source said, the topic is expected to be discussed by the heads of EU institutions with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who arrived to Belgium on Monday, October 5.




Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a funeral service for Fehmi Sahin and Ali Koc, two of 14 policemen killed in a roadside bomb attack in Igdir a day ago,  at the Kocatepe Mosque in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. Kurdish rebels are suspected of detonating a bomb in the eastern province of Igdir as a police vehicle escorting a group of customs officials to a border gate was passing by.( AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)