Visa Free Access To The Eu For Turkish Citizens


European Union, Migration Trends

Summary

1. The requirements for ending the need for a visa to enter the borderless Schengen zone are both complex and important. Turkey has been offered visa free travel for its citizens in exchange for vital assistance over the refugee crisis but there is a serious risk that some important corners will be cut.

Background

2. In 2013 a ‘visa liberalisation dialogue’ was opened between Turkey and the EU. The offer of visa free travel to the Schengen zone for Turkish nationals was originally in exchange for Turkey signing a readmissions agreement which would allow for the return of Turkish citizens illegally entering the EU and third country nationals who had entered via Turkey.

To read the full paper, click here: http://www.migrationwatchuk.org/briefing-paper/379

18th April 2016

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