EU to stand by Turkey deal: Denmark
Denmark says Brussels will keep its promise to grant Turks visa-free travel to the European Union, if Ankara carries out its side of a controversial deal to stem the flow of refugees into the EU countries, Press TV reported.
"It is important to me to underline that the European Union will stand by its agreements with Turkey,” Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen said at a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara on Thursday.
“We will stand by our agreement of having cooperation on visa liberation and when Turkey will fulfill the mentioned criteria, we will live up to our part of the agreement," he added.
Jensen emphasized that the full implementation of the EU-Turkey deal was of utmost importance for all members of the bloc.
The EU has been shaken by an influx of refugees, most of them fleeing conflict-ridden zones in the Middle East and North Africa.