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Turkey’s EU visa move just a beginning

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One of the most important developments of the past week was the step taken by Turkey aimed at helping to secure visa-free travel right for Turkish citizens to the EU’s Schengen zone countries.

A paper detailing Turkey’s roadmap for the fulfillment of the remaining seven benchmarks of 72 benchmarks for visa liberalization in return for the implementation of the Readmission Agreement was submitted to EU Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans on Feb. 6.

Of these seven benchmarks, the one that suggests an amendment to Turkey’s stringent anti-terror law may be particularly important, as it was because of this article that negotiations between Ankara and Brussels could not be finalized back in 2016.

According to reports, a provision........

© Hürriyet Daily News