Merkel has promised Turkey's early membership in the European Union. According to her statement, she is ready to exert maximum effort.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said they are ready to exert maximum efforts for the early entry of Turkey into the European Union, informs RIA Novosti. His statement he made at a joint press conference with Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu in Istanbul.
"We want to make the process of acceptance of Turkey into the European Union more dynamic and to begin negotiations on the opening of the 17th paragraph on the economy and monetary policy", - said Merkel. However, other key points of the negotiations she did not specify.
Together with this the Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu has declared that Ankara is eager to establish a visa-free regime with the European Union beginning in July 2016. "We expect that the agreements on visa-free travel of Turkish citizens in the Schengen area and the readmission agreement will begin in July 2016", - he said. However, Angela Merkel, in response, it stressed that Turkey is waiting for decisions regarding the problems of migrants.
Turkey and the European Union signed the Association agreement 1963. With all this application for membership in the organization she had served exclusively in 1997. It was first considered only in 2005.
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