Chairman of the EU delegation at the talks with Turkey, Hansjörg Haber, spoke at a press conference in Istanbul, providing information about the latest situation in the issue of introducing the visa-free regime for Turkish citizens.
Haber said that they overcame halfway in the matter of establishing a visa-free regime with Turkey. According to the prepared “road map”, Turkish citizens will be able to visit Europe without visas since October 2016.
According to the head of the EU delegation to the negotiations with Turkey, they resolved half of the 72 issues relating to the establishment of the visa-free regime. Visa-free regime will only work for the owners of new and secure passports, their cost will be paid by the EU, he emphasized.