Turkish ‘Threats’ Won’t Work on EU Over Visa Offer, Juncker Says

  • EU leader escalates EU-Turkey fight over refugees, visas
  • ‘They will produce no effect whatsoever,’ Juncker says

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

One of the European Union’s top officials escalated a spat between the 28-member bloc and Turkey, saying “threats” won’t be effective after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled he would upend a landmark refugee deal if the EU doesn’t offer free travel for Turks.

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