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Turkey wants steps from EU on visa-free travel quickly, Erdogan spokesman says
February 22, 2017 / 12:02 PM / 9 months ago

Turkey wants steps from EU on visa-free travel quickly, Erdogan spokesman says

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey expects steps from the European Union on allowing Turks to travel to the bloc without visas as soon as possible, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Wednesday.

A supporter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds a flag before Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim is expected to address a crowd of around 10,000 in Oberhausen, Germany, February 18, 2017, to promote Turkey's constitution referendum on April 16, 2017. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Under a landmark migrant deal agreed between Turkey and Europe, Ankara agreed to halt the flow of illegal migrants to Europe in exchange for visa-free travel and aid. The visa deal has stalled because of disagreements about Turkish anti-terror laws, which European lawmakers say are too broad.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz, Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan

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