ISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip ErdoÄŸan smashed out at the European Union on Friday, criticizing it for telling Ankara to change its horror laws to meet a visa deal, even as Turkey was at risk from attacks.
“We will go our way, you go yours,” Erdogan said in a speech broadcast live on television, comments likely to inflame concern that a planned visa liberalization deal with Europe could fall through.
He said Ankara will not change its anti-terrorism law, despite it being a condition laid down by the European Union to ensure visa-free travel for Turks.
Remember that Turkey and the European Union reached an agreement last month. According to the agreement Turkey will stop the flow of illegal migrants towards Europe and Europe will provide the visa-free travel opportunity to the people of Turkey.