Launch of the visa liberalization dialogue with Turkey: statement by Cecilia Malström
On 16 December 2013, Cecilia Malmström, Member of the EC in charge of Home Affairs, answered questions about the EU/Turkey Readmission Agreement and the EU/Turkey Visa Liberalisation Dialogue, respectively signed and initiated that day in Ankara, Turkey.
The main objective of the EU/Turkey Readmission Agreement is to establish, on the basis of reciprocity, procedures for the rapid and orderly readmission, by each side, of the persons having entered or residing on the territory of the other side in an irregular manner.
The aim of the EU/Turkey Visa Liberalisation Dialogue is to make progress towards the elimination of the visa obligation imposed on the Turkish citizens travelling to the Schengen area for a short term visit. PHOTO SHOTLIST