From Reuters: Turkey is again threatening to cancel the EU-Turkey migration deal.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said his government is reconsidering the six billion dollar agreement with the EU.
A year ago, on March 18, Turkey had agreed to stop migrants from crossing into Greece in exchange for financial aid and accelerated visa-free EU travel for Turkish citizens.
“We may cancel the readmission agreement. The EU has been wasting our time on the visa liberalisation issue,” Cavusoglu said, adding that, “We are not applying the readmission agreement at the moment, and we are evaluating the refugee deal.”
The latest tensions between the EU and Turkey increased after the Dutch and German governments banned rallies by Turkish politicians campaigning for next month’s referendum that would give President Erdogan more powers.
On March 13th, Turkey’s EU Affairs Minister, Omer Celik, also reiterated that the EU-Turkey deal may be scrapped.