The European Commission has said it favours proposals to give Turkish citizens visa-free travel across the EU, despite Turkey not yet having met all the criteria originally required of it.
In a statement, the Commission said that it was giving its assent to the deal on the condition that Turkey fulfilled remaining benchmarks "as a matter of urgency."
The proposal must be approved by the European Parliament and Council of Ministers before it passes into EU law.
Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans said Turkey had made "impressive" progress in recent weeks on meeting the benchmarks of its visa liberalisation roadmap. [source]
how nice !! THanks EU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not because of its ppl but because of those who run it... Apart from that referee of yest of course