Turkey’s reward for channelling terrorism into Europe, and shooting down Russian planes – visa free travel and renewed EU access talks

EU pledges visa-free travel, re-energized accession talks to Turkey in exchange for stemming refugee crisis

The EU has pledged the lifting of visa requirements for travel to the EU as well as to speed up talks on accession to the union in return for halting the flow of refugees to Europe in a draft EU document prepared ahead of Sunday’s summit between Turkey and the EU seeking a common solution to the recent flood of migrants to Europe.

EU pledges visa-free travel, re-energized accession talks to Turkey in exchange for stemming refugee crisis

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu (front 2nd L) poses with European Union leaders during a group photo at an EU-Turkey summit. (Photo: Reuters)

November 29, 2015, Sunday/ 13:13:38/ TODAY’S ZAMAN WITH REUTERS / BRUSSELS

In the draft text prepared by the EU before the summit, it was said that Chapter 17 on economic and monetary policy will be opened on Dec. 14. In addition, the EU pledged to finish preliminary preparations for the opening of five or six new chapters in the first quarter of 2016. Turkey is also set to be promised easier travel for its citizens to access Europe if its government fulfills commitments on migrant flows in the coming year.

“Both sides will, as agreed and with immediate effect, step up their active cooperation on migrants who are not in need of international protection, preventing travel to Turkey and the EU, ensuring the application of the established bilateral readmission provisions and swiftly returning migrants who are not in need of international protection to their countries of origin,” the draft document said.

“Today is a historic day in our accession process to the EU. Twenty nine heads of states and governments will be meeting and having a Turkish-EU summit,” Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said.

“It’s a very historic day to re-energise our accession process as well as discuss tensions, the latest developments in Europe and around Europe.” “I am thankful to all European leaders for this new beginning,” he added.

“There has to be an agreement that allows us to implement an action plan between the European Union and Turkey so that refugees can be received in Turkey, nearer their countries of origin, so that Europe can help Turkey, so that Turkey can live up to its commitments and borders can be controlled. This is in everyone’s interest,” said French President Francois Hollande.

He added that the European Union will need to monitor Turkey’s commitments “step-by-step” to help end Syria’s political crisis, fight terrorism and deal with a refugee influx that has spilled over into the 28-member bloc.

The French leader said that any funds of a 3 billion euros ($3.2 billion) EU package to help Turkey deal with the migrants on its territory will be released progressively as Turkish commitments are checked.

Hollande also said verification measures need to be in place to check those coming through Turkey, because some “terrorists” have infiltrated the refugee flow.

Europe, and no one more than German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is under pressure to manage the biggest influx of people to the continent since World War II, the bulk of them to Germany, where Merkel is pushing hard for a Turkish deal. The crisis has helped populist opponents and set nations against each other, straining the open borders cherished by the union’s members.

Measures taken by the EU in recent months have, as yet, done little to control the movement of migrants and while colder winter weather may lower the numbers for a few months, it is also worsening the plight of tens of thousands stuck by the closing of borders in the Balkans, piling further pressure on European leaders to find a solution.

EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini said Turkey comes out of a long electoral transition and that now there is a government that is to stay for some years. “And it is important for us to have a full-fledged dialogue with them on all the relevant issues,” she said.

“Migration and the refugee crisis is one but also others, including the revitalisation of the accession talks… this comes together with new investments from the Turkish side in basic fundamentals like human rights, media freedom and, I would like to stress it in particular, the need to restart the peace process with the Kurdish.

Stating that it is important to revitalise it and the European Union will give all the support to restart the peace process with the Kurds, she said: “From today onwards, we will also, I will personally, work on a high-level dialogue with Turkey comprising all the different and sometimes difficult issues we have on the table with them — all of them, none exclusions.”

Sunday’s summit, called just days ago, as Brussels tried to clinch a deal offered over a month ago, according to which Europeans want Turkey to spend new EU money — some 3 billion euros ($3.2 billion) for the next year or two — on improving the lives of the 2.3 million Syrians now living in Turkey so they are less likely to board boats set for nearby Greek islands.

The EU also wants the Turkish authorities to make that journey more difficult and to keep out more of the Afghans and other Asians who cross Turkey on their way to Europe. It also wants to hold Turkey to commitments to take back people who successfully reach Greece but then fail in their claims for political asylum.

Turkey has pressed for more money. An original EU offer of 3 billion euros for refugee care over two years is now likely not to carry a clear timeframe as Ankara hopes to secure more.

In remarks made to Reuters, EU diplomats have said Turkey, whose decade-old EU accession talks have been stalled in recent years, would see talks on economic cooperation open shortly, but its demands for commitments from the EU to start talks on other issues such as human rights would remain on hold.

Human rights concerns are unlikely to feature much in the talks on Sunday, diplomats said, despite calls from activists in Europe and Turkey for the EU leaders not to ease pressure on President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over issues such as media freedom because of themigrant crisis.

While EU leaders have pledged to continue to raise issues such as last week’s new jailing of Turkish journalists and new complaints of oppression from minority Kurds, officials and diplomats say Europe’s priority with Ankara for now is to secure Erdoğan’s help in slowing the movement of migrants.

Keywords: EU , Turkey , migrant crisis
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14 Responses to “Turkey’s reward for channelling terrorism into Europe, and shooting down Russian planes – visa free travel and renewed EU access talks”

  1. sovereigntea says:

    Yet the imbeciles of the EU are giving ISIS pal and crook Erdogan Turkey 3 billion quid.

    • ian says:

      Plus the billions in oil he’s robbed from Iraq and Syria, Thieving bar steward.

      • sovereigntea says:

        That oily income has been cut off so now Washington’s whores in the EU replace the revenue.

    • beLIEve says:

      Yup, the……. EU KHAZAR SCUM……are….STEALING ……3 billion euros of…….TAXPAYER FUNDS….to help……KHAZAR Erdogan……COPE……with the ….FAKE REFUGEES…….INSTITUTED in EUROPE…….by…….KHAZAR SOROS.

      The KHAZARS….must be ….LAUGHING……all the way to the bank.

      • Kingel. Ive tried many times to send you this very intriguing paste. & or more times, its vainsihed. Im therefore splitting the comment, and pasting half to you . I want you to see it. its a comment. Its clear whats in this, is threatening to the idiots

        Eric Dubay said…
        Hey Johnny, Piri Reis was a Knights Templar (fore-runner to modern Masonry) and had their new ball-Earth Antarctica added in later over the original. The map surfaced right around the same time that Copernicus and his Mason buddies were starting the whole deception.

        “Aside from Freemasonry, other, obviously more esoteric schools sprang up over time, such as that of the Knights Templar … Many escaped with much of their wealth and secrets and went on to form other secret societies. One of these was the Knights of Christ. Christopher Columbus was alleged to have married the daughter of a Knight of Christ from whose father he had access to certain charts. This is very likely where the Piri Reis map originated from.” -Anthony Forwood, “They Would Be Gods”

      • it wont let me post the rest kingel THIS IS A RED FLAG
        Please read the article and all comments sections. I sense you are a powerful lightworker incarnated here at this time. Its no random coincidence we have connected on tapblog. I hope what ill paste, sends to you
        http://www.atlanteanconspiracy.com/2014/12/nasa-fail-compilation.html?showComment=1418225732157#c3276872610756055143

      • beLIEve says:

        Adam

        I have had a quick look at the “NASA Fail” video and, read the comment reference the Piri Peis map.
        I will take a longer look when I have more time.

        If, I have understood Eric Dubays answer………………..

        Piri Reis created the map using earlier source maps…………………………
        The …..nefarious ones…….then added a…..GLOBE……to the Piri Reis…….CREATION/ORIGINAL.

        Have I understood this correctly ?

        If, I have it means…………………………

        The source maps used by Piri Reis; some dating back as far as 4000 BC, were……ALL MAPS of a FLAT EARTH ? ?

  2. Lynn says:

    The world knows the man is a scum criminal. Backed up by criminals. Vlad has shown them for what they are. He is winning hands down at the name and shame game…all on the run now.

  3. edbutt says:

    I blogged about how stupid our leaders are to be taken in, then asked was it stupidity or was Turkey earning its place in the EU by helping to destabilise European sovereign nations.
    And I wonder who has a stake in Edrogans little illegal oil business. If the commons vote to back bombing we should take up our pitchforks and cudgels (its an English thing) and march on London.
    http://www.greenteethmm.com/isis-oil-raqqa.shtml

    • sovereigntea says:

      Most so called leaders are managers or bagmen for organised crime. This is not stupidity this is an attack on every nation state by the financial powers using their cut out agents such as Cameron & the Pentagon gang. Goal to create their NWO the NONCE WORLD ORDER & control all assets resources & capital flows. What they cannot sieze or control they destroy.

      • sovereigntea says:

        Typical comedic output of a Pentagon media clown Michael Morell this idiot wants us to believe that the Pentagon didnt want to bomb the ISIS / Erdogan oil smugglers in Syria as they were concerned about the environment. As if DU WMD PAX American gives a flying fuck about the environment.

        This past week, someone finally came up with a “reason” why the Obama administration had been so impotent at denting the Islamic State’s well-greased oil machine. In an interview on PBS’ Charlie Rose on Tuesday, Rose pointed out that before the terrorist attacks in Paris, the U.S. had not bombed ISIS-controlled oil tankers, to which the former CIA deputy director Michael Morell responded that Barack Obama didn’t order the bombing of ISIS’s oil transportation infrastructure until recently because he was concerned about environmental damage.

        Yes, he really said that:

        We didn’t go after oil wells, actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls, because we didn’t want to do environmental damage, and we didn’t want to destroy that infrastructure.

        In other words, one can blame such recent outbreaks of deadly terrorist activity as the Paris bombings and the explosion of the Russian passenger airplane over Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Obama’s hard line stance to not pollute the atmosphere with the toxic aftermath of destroyed ISIS infrastructure.

        Brilliant.

        As the Daily Caller adds, Morell also said the White House was concerned about destroying infrastructure that could be used by the Syrian people. Such profound concern for a people which has been traumatized for the past 5 years courtesy of a US-funded effort to destabilize the nation courtesy of US-armed “rebels” whose only purpose has been the deposition of yet another elected president, and where the emergence of the CIA-created Islamic State has led to the biggest wave of refugees to emerge, and flood Europe, since World War II.

      • beLIEve says:

        They didn’t seem too concerned about ….environmental damage…….when they UNLAWFULLY rained……SHOCK & AWE ……down on Baghdad.

      • beLIEve says:

        AND…………………….

        IF, they are so concerned about environmental damage why are THEY…………..SRAYING the SKIES of this BEAUTIFUL EARTH…………..with chemicals…poisons….fibres……ash ? ?

  4. Lynn says:

    Well put Sov…their excuses are shameful. Like I said Putin has them in the spotlight now.1 by 1 they will be exposed for the crimes they are guilty of.

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