Visa regime means migrant problems, Turkey tells EU
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 26
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
If the European Union (EU) doesn’t agree to cancel visa regime with Turkey, the union will have serious problems with illegal migrants, TRT Haber news channel quoted Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim as saying.
Yildirim said that the EU must understand the situation with migrants.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier that if the EU doesn’t cancel visa regime with Turkey in mid-October, Ankara won’t be able to receive illegal migrants from the EU.
Heads of states and governments of the EU member countries agreed a joint plan with Turkey in mid-March to fight the migration crisis. It envisages, in particular, the return to Turkey of illegal migrants arrived in Greece from Turkey’s territory, and receiving legal migrants-Syrians by the EU from Turkey on a “one-for-one” basis.
Follow the author on Twitter: @rhafizoglu