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Turkey pushes for visa-free zone with Egypt
Turkey pushes for visa-free zone with Egypt
Turkey continued to pressure Egypt into making travel between the two nations easier. On Thursday, Turkish Culture & Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay said again that Turkey and Egypt should remove visa requirements.
Monday, February 15,2010 13:30


"Through this a common destination can be created and we may increase interest of the world to the region,” Gunay said speaking at a joint news conference with Egyptian Tourism Minister Zoheir Garanah, who was in Turkey as the honorary guest of the 14th East Mediterranean and Eurasia Tourism and Travel Fair (EMITT 2010).

Gunay said relations between Turkey and Egypt on tourism were below the potential and should be boosted.

“Turkey and Egypt are important countries of the Middle East and the world with respect to tourism,” Gunay said, expressing Turkey’s readiness for cooperation with Cairo in order to raise number of tourists.

Garanah said that his country was continuously improving its services and quality of their facilities.

Following Turkey’s recent diplomatic initiatives and its “zero problem with neighbors” policy, a number of countries have already lifted visa requirements with Turkey, including Syria, Libya, Lebanon and Jordan.

Egypt, however, has remained obstinate against the possible visa-free zone purposed by Ankara.


tags: Turkey / Erdogan / AKP / Syria / Libya / Tourists / Mubarak / Turkey and Egypt / Egypt and Turkey / Tourism / Egyptian Tourism
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Worried Asim-Sri Lanka
The bankrupt and lethargic Egyptian rulers are scared because such an opening will increase Turkish clout over the middle east. This is merely jealousy and nothing more.
Wednesday, February 17,2010 04:35
beautiful Turkey Mihai Andreanu - Romania
Turkey is a very beautiful country. And it seems Egyptian citizens need a visa to travel Turkey. I don't understand how Egypt doesn't want such a visa extemption agreement. They are obviously, jealous!
Sunday, February 28,2010 16:29
the ruler is scared of freedom egyptian
may god protect the brave, smart Turkish regime
Saturday, August 21,2010 07:37
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