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Malmstrom and Davutoglu in Ankara on Monday (Photo: ec.europa.eu)

EU-Turkey relations heading for new pause

The EU and Turkey on Monday (16 December) feted a new pact on migrants, but relations are about to go back into low gear.

EU home affairs commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom and Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu signed the "re-admission" treaty at a ceremony in Ankara.

When it is ratified by both sides, it will oblige Turkey to take back irregular migrants who enter the EU from its territory.

Malmstrom and Davutoglu also launched talks on future visa-free travel, which ...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Malmstrom and Davutoglu in Ankara on Monday (Photo: ec.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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