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EU-Turkey Visa Deal Moves Forward Despite Concerns

The European Commission will announce this week that Turkey has largely met conditions for visa-free travel, although some elements remain missing. The visa agreement is a critical part of the refugee deal between the...

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The European Commission will announce this week that Turkey has largely met conditions for visa-free travel, although some elements remain missing. The visa agreement is a critical part of the refugee deal between the EU and Turkey, but concerns over irregular migration likely mean that internal EU border checks will be kept in place. The commission had given Turkey a list of 72 benchmarks, including revising anti-terrorism laws to protect minority rights, extending EU data-protection standards to its security services, and increasing transparency of funding for political parties.


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