Turkey faces ‘difficult path’ to EU visa-free travel: German minister

Germany's Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth addresses the United Nations General Assembly during a meeting about the rise of anti-Semitism, at the UN headquarters in New YorkBy Andrea Shalal and Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) – Turkey faces a long and arduous path to obtaining visa-free travel within the European Union, and immediate prospects are not bright, Germany's European affairs minister said on Tuesday. Michael Roth told Reuters that it was clear from the start that a migrant deal struck between the EU and Turkey required completion of 72 criteria before Turks could be granted visa-free travel. "Turkey faces a very long and difficult path.


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