Will the EU lift visa requirements for Turkish citizens before the end of 2016?
This question was closed as "no" on 31 December 2016.
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In a deal struck in March 2016, the EU had agreed to lift visa requirements for Turkish citizens by the end of June, but negotiations on visa liberalization continue (European Commission, Al Arabiya). For more information on the visa requirements referenced in the agreement and the visa liberalization process for Turkey more generally see: European Commission. Recommended Questions Before 1 August 2016, will the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approve release of the next tranche of its loan to Ukraine? What will happen to the European Union's sectoral sanctions against Russia, currently set to expire in July 2016? Before 2018, will it be officially announced that any state is withdrawing from the Schengen agreement?