The Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim said that his country will not change its laws to combat terrorism, even if it will result in the cancellation of the deal with the European Union on granting a visa-free regime, reports Reuters.
Turkey and EU discuss visa liberalization in 2013, reminds Agency. In March, they agreed to intensify negotiations on the abolition of visas as part of a deal to limit illegal migration in the European Union.
On the eve it became known about the readiness of Germany initiated a deal with Turkey on migration, to make concessions. In diplomatic communications of the British Ambassador in Berlin, Sebastian wood, seen by the Telegraph, said that the administration of German Chancellor Angela Merkel agree on “compromise language” on the question of Turkish anti-terrorism laws.
Brussels agreed to go on the abolition of visas when performed by the Ankara 72 conditions, one of which is the reform of the Turkish anti-terrorism legislation, which in Europe is considered too hard. In early June, the EU decided to postpone the decision on the facilitation of the visa regime against Turkey, and also Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo.
Relations between Turkey and the European Union are compounded by the freezing of Brussels financial assistance to Ankara, promised in exchange for help in solving the immigration crisis, and the adoption of German Parliament resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire.