Turkey says it has met EU visa deal criteria, delay unacceptable

May 12, 2016 9:35 AM

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Turkey says it has met EU visa deal criteria, delay unacceptable

ANKARA Turkey has fulfilled the required criteria for visa-free travel to Europe, Ankara's minister for EU affairs said on Thursday, adding that postponing the deal unfairly was unacceptable - comments which could threaten a wider agreement on migrants.

The minister, Volkan Bozkir, said Turkey would not change its counter-terrorism laws - a demand by Brussels which he said had not previously been mentioned.

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