Turkey FM: ‘Turkish citizens deserve visa-free go EU’

Turkey FM: ‘Turkish citizens deserve visa-free go EU’

Turkey’s foreign minister on Tuesday said Turkish citizens deserve visa-free happen to be Europe and that the us government continues to focus on that, Anadolu Agency reports.

“Our citizens deserve visa-free happen to be Europe. We continue our works to obtain this unjust requirement lifted,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a joint press conference with other ministers after 5th meeting of the Reform Action Group in capital Ankara.

Speaking about funding for Syrian refugees, Cavusoglu stressed you can find significant disruptions and delays in the EU funding for refugees in Turkey.

The foreign minister criticized the EU’s decision to cut Turkey’s pre-accession assistance.

“Should they think that they’re punishing Turkey [EU], they’re wrong,” Cavusoglu said.

When asked concerning the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, he said several foreign ministers at G20 summit decided to make an application for international probe in to the killing jointly.

Referring to the problem in northern Syria, Cavusoglu said if the US’s aim would be to train YPG terrorists, it &ldquo is; wrong and betrayal to region which Turkey cannot tolerate&rdquo profoundly;.

Speaking at the news headlines conference, In January 2019 justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said Turkey plans to unveil Judicial Reform Strategy Document.

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Also speaking, Turkish Minister of Interior Suleyman Soylu said Turkey is really a national country that prevents not merely migration, but terror and drug smuggling from reaching Europe also.

In this regard, Turkey can be an irreplaceable country from Europe’s perspective,” he said.

Soylu also said Germany and Britain have a tendency to come to an obvious line with Turkey over PKK terror group.

speaking at the joint news conference

Also, Treasury and Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said the 3rd meeting of ADVANCED Economic Dialogue with the EU will be held in February 2019.

A joint statement released following the news conference said both EU and Turkey will benefit the immediate beginning of negotiations to update Customs Union.

Financial aids serves as important instruments in Turkey’s EU adaptation, the statement added.

It said Turkey expects the EU to improve its political also, technical and financial supports in the next period.

Although our EU membership process politically has been prevented, Turkey shall continue its works for adaptation to EU standards decisively,” the statement stressed.