Pos­i­tive signs for Turk­ish visa is­sue

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Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel says she sees the pos­si­bil­ity of a “pos­i­tive out­come” to ne­go­ti­a­tions be­tween Turkey and the Euro­pean Union on a visa waiver for Turks. The of­fer to scrap visas for Turks en­ter­ing the EU was one in­cen­tive for Turkey to agree to a deal to curb the flow of mi­grants across the Aegean Sea. But it’s con­di­tional on, among other things, Turkey mod­i­fy­ing its def­i­ni­tion of ter­ror­ism and what con­sti­tutes a ter­ror act to en­sure that jour­nal­ists and aca­demics aren’t ar­rested. Ankara has re­fused to make changes. Merkel said after meet­ing Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan they didn’t dis­cuss a pre­cise time frame but “we agreed that there is still work to do.”

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