MOSCOW (Sputnik) — In March, Brussels and Ankara agreed on a deal under which Turkey pledged to take back all undocumented migrants who arrive in the European Union through its territory in exchange for Syrian refugees accommodated in Turkey, on a one-for-one basis in return for a visa-free regime for Turkish nationals.
"The European Union should not demand Turkey to ease fight against terrorism. Our allies from the EU should be with us. EU-Turkey negotiations on anti-terrorism laws and readmission agreement continue and we are expecting steps from the EU on the Schengen matter in the coming days," Kalin said during a press briefing in Ankara.
On May 6, the Turkish president said that Ankara would not revise its anti-terrorism legislation under the EU-Turkey deal on migration. On May 29, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that visa-free regime between Turkey and the 28-nation bloc would be possible only if Ankara fulfilled all 72 EU requirements.