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Turkey's Erdogan vows no more steps on migrants unless EU visa deal progresses
May 24, 2016 / 3:41 PM / 2 years ago

Turkey's Erdogan vows no more steps on migrants unless EU visa deal progresses

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey will not take further steps on implementing a migrant readmission agreement with the European Union unless progress is made on visa liberalisation for Turkish citizens, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.

A Turkish coastguard boat, with migrants onboard, is seen in the Turkish coastal town of Dikili, Turkey, April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Speaking at a U.N. humanitarian summit in Istanbul, Erdogan also said funds promised by the EU under the terms of the migration deal had not yet been released.

Reporting by Ayla Jean Yackley and Dasha Afanasieva, Writing by Seda Sezer; Editing by Nick Tattersall

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