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German political leaders rule out early visa-free travel for Turks

German political leaders have ruled out the European Union granting Turkey visa-free travel until Ankara fulfills certain requirements.

Turkey threatens EU migrant deal with October visa ultimatum

Turkey is threatening to scrap a migrant deal reached this year with the European Union if the 28-member bloc does not provide visa exemptions for Turkish citizens by October.

EU opens new chapter in Turkey membership bid; no progress on visas

The European Union began negotiations on Thursday on a new chapter of Turkey's EU membership bid

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...

European Parliament chief: Visa deal with Turkey on hold until summer

The president of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, said Wednesday he saw no chance for an agreement on visa-free access to the European Union for Turkish citizens by July, saying Turkey has...

European Parliament chief: Visa deal with Turkey on hold till summer

The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, said Wednesday he saw no chance for an agreement on visa-free access to the European Union for Turkish citizens by July.

EU Parliament to block Turkey visa file until terrorism reforms made

The European Parliament will not deliberate on a proposal to grant Turkish citizens visa-free access to the European Union until Ankara changes its terrorism laws, officials said Tuesday.

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What hurdles stand between Turkey and visa-free EU access?

Turkey came a significant step closer to its long-sought goal of visa-free access for its visitors to the European Union on Wednesday, when the bloc's executive recommended visa liberalization...

EU Commission proposes lifting visa requirements for Turkish citizens

The European Union's executive on Wednesday proposed lifting visa requirements for Turkish citizens visiting the bloc, pending the completion of required benchmarks, under a deal enlisting Ankara'...

EU expected to propose lifting visa requirements for Turkish citizens

The European Commission is expected Wednesday to propose lifting visa requirements for Turkish citizens visiting the bloc, pending the completion of required benchmarks, in return for Ankara's...

Turkey paves way to lift EU visitors' visas if Brussels reciprocates

Turkey has laid the groundwork to lift visa requirements for all EU citizens as soon as the bloc reciprocates

EU to tie visa-free travel for Turkey to migration deal

The European Union's executive is set to propose that visa-free travel benefits for Turkish citizens be conditional on the implementation of a migration-curbing deal that was struck with Ankara in...

EU lawmaker seeks curbs on visa-free travel ahead of Turkey decision

Countries should risk suspension of their visa-free EU travel rights if they don't adhere to European values, said a senior EU lawmaker Thursday amid a growing debate about extending the privilege...

European Commission proposes granting Ukraine visa-free access to EU

The European Commission proposed Wednesday to grant citizens of Ukraine visa-free access to the European Union, with hopes high that the special right will be finalized in coming weeks.

EU Commission warns against reintroducing visas for US citizens

The European Union would incur significant costs and inconvenience travellers if it reintroduced visas for US citizens, the bloc's executive warned Tuesday, amid a debate on whether the United ...