June 8, 2016 / 1:02 PM / in a year

Turkey expects positive outcome in coming days in EU visa talks: presidency spokesman

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey expects a positive outcome in coming days in talks with the European Union about visa-free travel for Turks, a spokesman for President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday.

European Union (L) and Turkish flags fly outside a hotel in Istanbul, Turkey May 4, 2016. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Ibrahim Kalin also told a news conference in Ankara that EU allies should not ask for measures that limit Turkey’s capacity to fight terrorism.

The deal to give Turks visa-free travel to Europe in return for stemming the flow of migrants to the bloc has been held up by a disagreement over Turkey’s anti-terror laws, which some in Europe see as too broad. Turkey says its needs the law to fight its multiple security threats.

Reporting by Tulay Karadeniz and Ece Toksabay; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Daren Butler

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