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    EU May Introduce Visa-Free Regime With Turkey in Autumn 2016

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    The European Union will introduce a visa-free regime with Turkey in autumn 2016, in case Ankara meets all outstanding requirements, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Sunday.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – Earlier, President of the European Council Donald Tusk stated that the European Union and Turkey at a meeting in Brussels on Sunday approved a joint plan to boost negotiations on its membership in the bloc.

    "If all conditions are met, I think that visa liberalization could take effect in the autumn of 2016," Juncker told reporters after an EU-Turkey meeting in Brussels.

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