Türkiye's visa liberalization victimization must now come to an end and the European Union (EU) must take concrete steps in this regard, Turkish Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan said at a joint press conference with The European Union Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi in the Turkish capital Ankara.
"Progress in the visa liberalization process is also among our expectations. I also conveyed our expectation that the problems experienced by our citizens regarding visa liberalization should be eliminated. We ask the EU to show the necessary will for the progress of our relations and to act more courageously," Fidan said.
Fidan also touched upon the issue of Arab tribes in Syria rebelling against the terrorist organization PKK/YPG, underlining the importance of Türkiye's Syria policy and the United States' (US) support for terrorist organizations.
"The revolt of the Arab tribes in Syria against the YPG occupation was something we had foreseen. An important pillar of our Syria policy is that the people in Syria should not be expelled from their lands. The US-backed YPG occupied Arab lands and subjugated them," The Turkish minister highlighted.
In addition, Fidan expected support from the EU in the fight against irregular migration, which has become one of the world's most important problems, and warned against it.
"We reminded once again that in order to solve the problem of irregular migration, stability in the source countries must first be ensured. As I reiterated to Varhelyi during our meeting today, we expect the European Union not to tolerate political obstructionism," Fidan stressed.