Former Italian PM says EU must drop visas for Turkey

Former Italian Prime Minister and Interior Minister Giuliano Amato has said that Turkey should be treated fairly and given a roadmap by the European Union toward visa-free travel to Europe.

“It is unfair that I come here freely but you can’t,” he said on Monday addressing a small group of people from civil society organizations invited by the European Stability Initiative (ESI), which helped five Western Balkan countries obtain visa-free travel with the EU.

Among all the candidate and potential candidate countries, Turkey remains the only country without an official EU roadmap toward visa-free travel.

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