Day of infamy: Turkey and EU agree to sign “historic visa deal”

Who in his right mind allowed Cecilia Malmstrom, the mad cow of the EUSSR, to hand the keys to Europe over to Turkey?


Turkey and the European Unionhave agreed to sign the much-anticipated Readmission Agreement on Dec. 16 in Ankara in return for launching visa liberalization talks for Turkish citizens, after nearly two years of arduous negotiations.

The decision for the signing of the Readmission Agreement was announced in Brussels on Dec. 4 after Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu held meetings with Cecilia Malstöm and Stefan Füle, European commissioners for home affairs and enlargement, respectively.

“It’s a historic day. We have reached the agreement today,” DavutoÄŸlu told reporters during the joint press conference in Brussels. “We will officially launch the process of visa freedom on Dec. 16 and we’ll sign the Readmission Agreement,” the minister said, citing that the processes would go forward in parallel. “Visa exemption for Turkish nationals will be introduced in three and a half years’ time at most, in line with the completion of necessary procedures. But maybe it will be completed much before than this,” he stressed.

Füle, for his part, thanked Davutoğlu and the Turkish government for their contribution to the process. Füle said the agreement was part of the positive agenda on whichAnkara and Brussels have agreed.

Accession contribution

Turkey and the EU have agreed on the road map for visa liberalization for Turkish citizens in return for the signing of the Readmission Agreement in 2011 but negotiations could not commence due to deep mistrust between the two parties.

As a result of long negotiations, Turkey has agreed to accept migrants who illegally entered into EU territories via Turkey but has the right to suspend it in the case of EU’s non-compliance with the visa liberalization process.

The readmission process will bring an additional burden on Turkey’s shoulders but Brussels agreed to make financial assistance to Turkey to this end. Turkey will unilaterally make a declaration that its signature does not mean that it recognizes the Republic of Cyprus.

If the process goes smoothly after the deal is signed, Turkish citizens will be able to enter Europe without a visa in three years’ time. Turkey had been harshly criticizing the EU for not allowing visa-free travel rights to Turkish citizens.

Apart from its direct effects on Turkish citizens’ visa-free travel to the EU countries, the deal is also considered to have a positive influence on the accession process of Turkey. In a very first sign, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan, who hasn’t attended any EU meetings for three years, is expected to visit Brussels in January, three years after his last visit to EU’s capital.

7 thoughts on “Day of infamy: Turkey and EU agree to sign “historic visa deal””

  1. Oh my god! Marine LePen and Geert Wilders will arrive too late – they, becoming leaders of their respective countries are the only hope to put Bruxelles back in its box and regain control over borders and security. TURKEY IS AS POISENOUS AS SAUDI by now, under this nasty, murderous Erdogan – .

  2. Turkey allows all muslim jihadis to literally BUY “Turkish Citizenships” and then this stupid agreement will allow them into Europe unopposed!


  3. @Uncle Vladdi December 8, 2013 at 9:40 pm


    Or…it is a possible acceleration towards a war across Europe.

    With Turkey, Northern Cypress and the Balkans being a base for Islamic fighters.

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