Turkey's EU minister says 'not very hopeful' over visa deal

Ankara (AFP) –


Turkey's EU minister on Friday said he was not very hopeful about the prospect of realising a deal with the European Union on granting Turks visa-free access to most of the bloc.

"At this stage I would not say we are very hopeful," EU Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkir told Turkish reporters in televised comments in Brussels following talks with EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn.