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Turkey Says it Has Met EU Visa Deal Criteria, Delay Unacceptable

By Ece Toksabay ANKARA, May 12 – 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

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Brawls in Turkish Parliament Delay Legislation on EU Migrant Deal

ANKARA, April 28 – Brawls between lawmakers from Turkey’s ruling AK Party and the pro-Kurdish opposition have delayed efforts to pass legislation on a migration deal with the European Union and parliament has been adjourned until Monday. Deputies threw punches, pushed and tried to restrain each other in the assembly late on Wednesday in a

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Migrant Arrivals on Greek Islands Slow to a Trickle

ATHENS, April 6 – Arrivals in Greece of migrants crossing by sea from Turkey fell sharply on Wednesday, three days after an agreement came into force to seal off a route used by hundreds of thousands of people fleeing conflict in the past year. New arrivals on the Greek islands facing Turkey dropped to 68

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