Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec.11
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The stereotypes with regard to Turkey hinder its accession to the EU, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs Egemen Bagish said, Anadolu agency reported on Dec.11.
One of the problems that Ankara faces is the lack of awareness about Turkey in the EU and it is necessary to overcome this barrier, according to the minister.
The upcoming signing of the agreement on cancellation of visas for Turkish citizens can be assessed as a serious step in the negotiations between Ankara and the EU, the minister said.
Turkish citizens will be able to go to Europe without visa in coming years, Bagish said earlier.
The official negotiations of Turkey's accession to the EU began in 2005.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by C.N.