Germany rejects Turkish threat over EU migrants accord

The EU struck a migrant deal with Turkey to halt the mass migration which has created enormous strain in Greece and eastern EuropeGermany on Tuesday dismissed a Turkish threat to renege on a controversial EU deal on stemming the flow of migrants if it is not granted visa-free travel by October. “Turkey pledged to undertake the necessary steps to hold up its end of the agreement. Steinmeier’s Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview with the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Monday that Ankara could withdraw from the accord if Europe failed to allow visa-free travel for Turks by October.

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