Turkey to meet EU criteria on visas by Monday, says Turkish minister


Turkish legislation to meet European Union criteria on visa liberalisation will be completed on Monday, Turkey's minister for EU affairs, Volkan Bozkir said on Thursday.

Bozkir also told broadcaster NTV he expects the EU Commission to recommend the lifting of visas for Turks travelling to Europe in a report next week.

In return for agreeing to take back migrants from Europe under a landmark deal, Turkey has won aid, the prospect of accelerated EU accession talks and, critically for Turkish voters, the promise of visa-free travel to Europe.