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EU Chief:Turkey Should Meet Visa Terms 05/26 06:11

   BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the 
EU expects Turkey to respect all conditions to secure visa-free travel for its 
citizens and has rejected what he called threats from Ankara.

   Juncker said at the Group of Seven summit Thursday that "we do expect that 
Turkey will stick to its commitments."

   Turkey must meet 72 conditions to get the visa waiver. But President Recep 
Tayyip Erdogan refuses to change Turkey's anti-terror laws to do so.

   The visa offer is part of a deal to persuade Turkey to stop migrants coming 
to Europe. Erdogan has said the deal could collapse if the Europeans renege on 
visas.

   Juncker said "threats are not the best diplomatic instrument you can use 
---so one should stop to use them, because they will produce no effect 
whatsoever."


(KA)

 
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