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Turkish EU minister says would threaten security to change terror laws
January 4, 2017 / 12:15 PM / 9 months ago

Turkish EU minister says would threaten security to change terror laws

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s EU Minister Omer Celik said on Wednesday changing the country’s anti-terror laws would pose a threat to its security, reiterating Ankara’s position that Brussels should not expect it to change its stance.

The European Union wants Turkey to amend its anti-terror laws in order for Turks to gain visa-free travel to Europe, part of a wider deal struck last year under which Turkey is helping to stem the flow of refugees and illegal migrants to Europe.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Daren Butler

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