hangzhou - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is optimistic that the European Union and Turkey still can bridge the differences over visa-free travel for Turkish citizens. Yet presumably an agreement late a few weeks away, Merkel said at the G20 summit in China.
Europe Turkey visa-free travel envisaged in the context of the refugee agreement with Ankara, but it requires adjusting the land anti-terror laws. The Turkish government feels that rare and previously threatened to terminate the agreement if the EU does not come through with the promised visa-free regime.
Merkel, however, hit an optimistic tone after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Hangzhou. The Chancellor hopes,, within a few days '' to have good news about another conflict: Turkey refused to allow German parliament earlier to Incirlik air base, where 250 German soldiers work.
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