Turkey will have backup plans if EU visa deal falls through, Erdogan says

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during his meeting with mukhtars at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, December 14, 2016. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace
Turkey will have back-up plans if its deal with the European Union over visa-free travel to the bloc falls through, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday.
Erdogan made the comment at a joint news conference with the president of Slovenia, without elaborating.
Under a deal reached with the European Union to stem the flow of migrants to the bloc, Turks are supposed to get visa-free travel into the EU.
However, that end of the bargain has been held up as Europe says Turkey\’s anti-terrorism laws are too broad. Turkey says it must keep the laws as they are, citing its multiple security threats.

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