Turkish PM says made explicit to EU that cannot change anti-terror law

By REUTERS
September 1, 2016 18:51




ANKARA- Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said he had made clear to visiting European Parliament President Martin Schulz on Thursday that Turkey could not ease its anti-terrorism laws, a demand of Brussels in order for Turks to gain visa-free travel to Europe.

Turkish officials have warned Ankara could stop helping to stem the flow of refugees and migrants to Europe if the 28-nation bloc fails to relax travel rules for Turks from October as promised under a migration deal struck earlier this year.

Speaking through a translator, Schulz said the two sides had not agreed on all issues during the talks in Ankara on Thursday and that Turkey must protect basic rights.


Related Content

Breaking news
February 19, 2018
Shas’ Yitzhak Cohen resigns from Knesset, will remain deputy minister

By LAHAV HARKOV

Israel Weather
  • 8 - 18
    Beer Sheva
    10 - 18
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 8 - 13
    Jerusalem
    11 - 16
    Haifa
  • 13 - 23
    Elat
    10 - 20
    Tiberias