Merkel says visa-free travel for Turkey by July 1 unlikely

An EU plan to extend visa-free travel privileges to Turkey by July 1 will have to be delayed amid concerns that Ankara will not meet key conditions of the deal in time, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday.

EU set to approve curbs on visa-free travel amid Turkey debate

EU interior ministers are expected Friday to approve a mechanism making it easier to suspend visa-free access to the bloc in the case of a migration surge or abuses of the system, amid a debate about granting visa liberalization to Turkey.