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Merkel: Turkey unwell to accommodate EU terms for visa-free travel

Merkel’s talks with Erdogan came as tensions swell between Ankara and a EU over a hugely argumentative understanding for Turkey to extent a upsurge of migrants to Europe in sell for incentives including visa-free transport for a citizens.

EU leaders are insisting that Turkey abides by 72 conditions before this takes place, with a direct to change counter-terror laws proof quite contentious.

The EU is pressuring Ankara to slight a clarification of apprehension to stop prosecuting academics and reporters for edition “terror propaganda.”

The EU had pronounced that if a conditions were over Turks would suffer visa-free transport to a passport-free Schengen area by a finish of Jun during a latest.

But Merkel pronounced that this aim was now decrease out of steer and was doubtful to be met.

“We contingency do all that we can to continue to plead as it is expected that by Jul 1st certain things won’t be put in place, in other difference a visa grant [will not be granted] as some conditions will not have been fulfilled.”

“I pronounced clearly that a trail towards a dismissal of a visa direct is formed on 72 points that are not new and were presented in Dec 2013 by a European Union.”

“We need all these points to be put in place to concede a visa exemption”.

‘Deep concern’

Merkel also pronounced she had told Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of her “deep concern” over a law lifting shield for Turkish lawmakers that critics trust is directed during evicting pro-Kurdish lawmakers from parliament.

“Not all my questions have been answered, we will have to watch developments closely,” she told reporters during a German consulate after a talks.

Turkey’s council on Friday adopted a rarely argumentative check that would lift shield for dozens of MPs, that a antithesis pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) fears is directed directly opposite a lawmakers.

The pierce could see dozens of HDP deputies confronting rapist charge and losing parliamentary seats on accusations of ancillary a outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), that has waged a three-decade rebellion in a southeast.

 

Article source: http://www.thelocal.de/20160523/merkel-tells-erdogan-of-deep-concern-over-new-law