The European Commission 'to grant Turkey visa-free travel'

Tuesday, 3 May, 2016 - 14:15

The EU Commission will grant Turkey conditional approval this Wednesday for visa-free travel within the EU's Schengen area.

This measure is part of the agreement in which Turkey has agreed to take back migrants who have crossed the Aegean to Greece.

But Turkey must still meet EU criteria, the EU officials state.

The huge numbers of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe from Turkey, and from North Africa, has caused a political crisis among EU states.