Turkey completes EU criteria for visa free travel: Erdogan’s spokesman

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan greets members of parliament from his ruling AK Party during a meeting in Ankara
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan greets members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, February 6, 2018. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

February 7, 2018

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey has completed all of the European Union’s 72 criteria for granting visa free travel to the bloc and has handed over the relevant documents, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Wednesday.

In a news conference in Ankara, Kalin said visa free travel in 2018 would give fresh momentum to Turkey’s relations with the union.

(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun)