Turkey to abolish visas for Greek Cypriots, in line with EU deal

By RUCHIE ZEMA
May 3, 2016 11:34

 
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ANKARA - Greek Cypriots will no longer require visas to visit Turkey under an EU-Turkey agreement on visa liberalization but this does not amount to Turkish recognition of Cyprus, a Turkish official said on Tuesday.

Turkey's cabinet has approved waiving visas for EU citizens once the EU relaxes its visa requirements for Turks, according to a decision published in the Official Gazette. The move is one of the 72 criteria required by Brussels.

The official confirmed the deal would also apply to Greek Cypriots.

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