Talks between Georgia and Turkey on visa regime continue
Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb.13 /Trend N.Kirtzkhalia/
New rules for foreigners staying in Turkey also apply to Georgian citizens, but talks on this matter continue, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said at a traditional briefing on Monday.
Kalandadze said Georgia and Turkey signed an agreement on liberalizing the visa regime, which is contrary to the law adopted by the Turkish parliament.
"Georgia believes there is a legal inaccuracy. Our position is contrary to the adopted amendments to the bilateral international agreement, and documents need to be aligned with each other," Kalandadze said.
Kalandadze noted that the negotiations, which involve both the Foreign Ministry and Interior Ministry, are being held.
According to the amendments, foreign citizens have the right to stay in Turkey for three months. Then they must leave and have the right to return only after 90 days. The law came into force on Feb. 1.