Bagis slams EP members for visa requirements on Turkish citizens

Speaking at the 68th meeting of Turkey-EU Joint Parliament Commission in Istanbul, Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis said yesterday that Turkey faced a double standard that no country in history has ever faced in its EU membership bid.

Bagis said that visa requirements have been removed for Serbia and Bosna-Herzegovina and even the countries far from Europe such as Belize and Brazil have been exempted from visa. “In such an era, keeping Turkish citizens on long visa queues is unacceptable. I would like European Parliament members to give an end to this irrationality,” Bagis said.

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