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EU delegation to visit Turkey mid-May over visa waiver European Commission to convey views on seven outstanding criteria out of 72 demanded from Ankara

WVN – (Anadolu Agency) – A delegation from the EU will visit Turkey in mid-May to discuss a visa-free deal and the issue of refugees, according to EU sources on Monday. A working plan for Turkish citizens to travel to Schengen countries visa-free, submitted by Turkey to Brussels in February, is currently being examined, said […]

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EU presses tough migration stance with more Turkey money, stricter visa rules

WVN – (Reuters) – The European Union on Wednesday said it would chip in another three billion euros ($3.7 billion) for Syrian refugees in Turkey, and restrict travel for countries refusing to take back their citizens who fail to obtain asylum in Europe. The latest measures to curb immigration from the Middle East and Africa, […]

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Turkey says it has met EU criteria for visa-free travel for Turkish citizens A senior Turkish official says the country has fulfilled all 72 requirements set by the European Union to secure visa-free travel for Turkish citizens to the 28-nation bloc.

 Yasin Akgul, AFP | Passengers flying to Erbil, Iraq, wait to check-in for their flight at Ataturk International airport in Istanbul on September 28. WVN – (France24) – Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said Wednesday that Turkey had submitted all related documents to EU officials ahead of an EU-Turkey summit in March. […]

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US and Turkey resumes full visa issuance services Statement from the U.S. Mission to Turkey on the Full Resumption of Visa Services

WVN – Since October, the Government of Turkey has adhered to the high-level assurances it provided to the United States that there are no additional local employees of our Mission in Turkey under investigation, that local staff of our Embassy and consulates will not be detained or arrested for performing their official duties – including […]

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General information about Turkish Visas

WVN – It is highly recommended that foreigners, who wish to visit Turkey, should read the related information about Turkish visa regime. Visa regime for Touristic and Business Purposed visit of a country may differ from Work and Education Purposed visit. Also Turkey’s visa regime may change according to reciprocity principle. While some applicants may […]

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Statement from the U.S. Mission to Turkey on Re-opening of Limited Visa Services

WVN – We have received initial high-level assurances from the Government of Turkey that there are no additional local employees of our Mission in Turkey under investigation.  We have also received initial assurances from the Government of Turkey that our local staff will not be detained or arrested for performing their official duties and that […]

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Turkish, US Diplomats Work to Ease Troubled Ties

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been critical of the U.S. and Western allies over several recent disputes. WVN – Diplomats from the United States and Turkey are working to ease tensions after disputes led the countries to place visa restrictions on each other. This past weekend, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made sharply critical […]

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