Overseas Minister Hakan Fidan and EU Commissioner for Dwelling Affairs Ylva Johansson mentioned visa liberalization and irregular migration on Wednesday.
The assembly was held on the Turkish Home on the sidelines of the 78th session of the U.N. Normal Meeting.
“Visa liberalization and combating unlawful migration have been mentioned on the assembly,” the Turkish Overseas Ministry stated on X, previously referred to as Twitter.
Türkiye has probably the most prolonged historical past with the union and probably the most extended accession course of, which solely formally began in 2005 regardless of the primary settlement being signed with the EU’s predecessor, the European Financial Group (EEC), in 1964. Since then, the method has been primarily frozen as a consequence of political roadblocks by sure EU members, together with Greece and the Greek Cypriot administration, for causes unrelated to membership standards, in response to Ankara.
The dialogue on visa liberalization goals to eradicate the requirement for Turkish residents to acquire visas for short-term touristic, enterprise, or family-related visits (90-180 days) to all EU member states besides Eire and the Schengen international locations Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Norway.
The dialogue launched concurrently with the Türkiye-EU Readmission Settlement on Dec. 16, 2013, was carried out per a highway map containing 72 standards underneath 5 fundamental teams.
The principles doc safety concerning the preparation of passports by EU requirements, biometric passports, guaranteeing the safety of passports, id playing cards and different related paperwork, migration administration guaranteeing enough management and surveillance on the borders, worldwide safety and EU transactions associated to foreigners.
Additionally they embrace public order and safety when it comes to combating and stopping organized crime, terrorism and corruption. On this context, harmonization with the EU acquis on the financing of terrorism, human trafficking and cybercrimes, judicial cooperation in prison issues, safety of private information, the safety of elementary rights and freedoms, non-discrimination, entry to journey and id paperwork, and entry to id paperwork of refugees and stateless individuals and readmission of irregular migrants have been additionally matters on the agenda.
At the moment, Türkiye applied 66 of those circumstances.
The six phrases are the overview of the Anti-Terror Regulation and the Penal Code, compliance of the Private Knowledge Safety Regulation and its establishment with EU requirements, making a judicial cooperation settlement with all member states, totally fulfilling the obligations arising from the readmission settlement, signing an operational cooperation settlement with EUROPOL and the approval of legal guidelines fulfilling the Council of Europe’s GRECO suggestions, have nonetheless not been met.
Türkiye has stated a few of these circumstances are able to be applied quickly.