Greece ready to lift all of the visa requisites and barriers for the citizens of Turkey

May 06, 2014
Greece - Visa Requirement for Turkey

Greece is ready and well on its way to lift all visa requisites and barriers for the citizens of Turkey as per the recent and latest comments of Konstantinos Kutras. Konstantinos Kutras is Greece’s spokesperson for external affairs. He highlighted the fact that two YDSK (High Level Strategic Cooperation Council) meetings were already held between the two countries. And, he added that a third meeting was sought to be held in the coming year’s fall season. He noted the fact that Greece is presently the EU’s president, but he remarked that the agreements signed under High Level Strategic Cooperation Council (YDSK) are also crucial.

Kutras also stressed that fact that the relationships between Greece and Turkey were very good. So, he stated, in this context, Greece was very soon abolishing all of the visa requirements for Turkish citizens. The spokesperson also expressed his confidence that lifting all of the visa requirements for the Turkish people would deepen ties between the people and lift up the economies of the two countries. He also stated that fast-track visa issuance in some islands in the Aegean is a pilot project. This project could/would be used as a basis for a full-fledged visa-free regime for all of the Turkish citizens.

Kutras also sought to bring attention to the collaboration between the two countries regarding the Trans-Adriatic Project, and the linkage of Gümülcine-Karacabey electrical networks. As regards the Cyprus issue, Kutras stated that there was forward movement regarding the issue and that there were some more measures that need to be taken to build up trust and understanding on both the sides under the umbrella of both the UN and EU frameworks.

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