France expects ‘gesture’ from Turkey

21 Fevral 2013 15:00 (UTC+04:00)

EU Minister Egemen Bağış (R) meets with the head of the umbrella organization of Jewish community CRIF, Richard Prasquier, and leaders of the EU Commission and Friendship Groups at the Senate and National Assembly.

Paris is expecting a gesture from Turkey over the return of the illegal immigrants who came to Europe from Turkey in return for lifting the veto on one of the five chapters in Turkey’s accession talks with the EU, SIA reports quoting Turkish Media.

A French diplomat said Paris is expecting a gesture over the Readmission Agreement of illegal immigrants, speaking to the FrenchNews Agency after the meeting of Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bağış and his French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve in Paris.

Bağış and Cazeneuve discussed the details of Chapter 22 focusing of "Regional Policy and Coordination of Structural Instruments."

"We exchanged our ideas about other chapters and stressed the common determination of Turkey’s EU accession," Bağış said. Bağış also discussed the visa liberalization for Turkish citizens with French Interior Minister Manuel Valls.