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The European Commission has proposed visa-free travel for Turkish nationals in the Schengen area.

Under a European Commission proposal for visa-free travel for Turkish citizens in the Schengen area, Turks would have visa-free access to the 26 countries of the Schengen zone. This is reportedly in return for Turkey accepting back an outflow of migrants traveling via the Aegean Sea to Greece.

The proposed change would lift visa requirements by the end of June for Turks traveling for short-stay (three-month) tourism or business trips, but will not include granting Turks the right to get a job in Europe. The change could take effect from July, but first it requires approval by the European Parliament and member states. It will not apply to the United Kingdom or Ireland, which are not part of the Schengen area, so the visa requirement will still apply to Turks traveling to those areas.

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