Erdogan wants EU visa-free travel for Turks by October

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling for visa-free travel across the EU (Photo: AP)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said he wanted the European Union to grant Turks visa-free travel to the passport-free Schengen area by October at the latest.

“The promise that was made was for the month of October this year,” Erdogan said in a televised speech. “I hope they will keep the promise that they made and close this issue by October at the latest,” he added.

Erdogan’s outgoing Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu had previously suggested June as the deadline.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47