Greece trying to remove visa requirements for Turkey

Wed 25 May 2011 05:22 GMT | 10:22 Local Time

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Pavlos Geroulanos

Greek Minister of Culture & Tourism visits Turkey.

Greek Minister of Culture & Tourism Pavlos Geroulanos said on Tuesday that they were trying to remove visa requirements for Turkey, noting they were talking with the European Union (EU).

Geroulanos, currently on a visit to Bodrum town of the Aegean province of Mugla, visited Sub-Governor of Bodrum, Cemal Ozdemir.

Geroulanos said he was a very good friend of Turkish Culture & Tourism Minister Ertugrul Gunay, adding that they were trying to boost cooperation between Turkey and Greece.

"I wanted to visit Bodrum within this framework. We have historical relations with Bodrum and I believe that we can boost relations in tourism. We discussed with Mr. Gunay how we can attract Chinese tourists to Turkey and Greece. We consulted to tour operators and we are thinking of preparing a program," he said.

The Greek minister said Schengen visa implementation to green passports was removed, adding they were doing their best for those having other kinds of passports to facilitate visa requirements.

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