Turkey must fulfill visa obligations towards all member states, EC conclusions stress

The Republic of Cyprus has succeeded in adding a specific phrase in the final text of the EU Summit conclusions, which binds Turkey to comply with the visa liberalization benchmarks, towards all member states of the EU, without discrimination, as a prerequisite for any further decision on visa liberalization.

According to diplomatic sources, the addition came as a result of the Cypriot Presidents intervention at the Council and a series of meetings with his counterparts on the sidelines of the Summit. The additional phrase is now final and will not change, diplomats said.

Source: Cyprus News Agency.