Germany lifts visa need for some Turkish citizens after court rule

German Embassy in Ankara said Friday Turkish artists, scientists, sports people and drivers would no longer need a travel visa to enter Germany.

Germany lifts visa need for some Turkish citizens after court rule

German Embassy in Ankara said Friday Turkish artists, scientists, sports people and drivers would no longer need a travel visa to enter Germany.

The partial lifting of the visa requirement by Germany came after a ruling by a top European court that cleared the way for Turkish nationals providing services in European Union member states to enter the EU without having to obtain visas.

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in February that two Turkish truck drivers working for a Turkish company engaged in the international transport of goods had the right to enter Germany without a visa under a past agreement signed between Turkey and the European Union.

The German Embassy said Turkish artists, academicians, sports people and drivers can enter Germany for providing services of artistic, scientific and sportive value, on the condition that they maintain their place of residence in Turkey and their stay in Germany does not exceed two months.

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Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Haziran 2009, 11:41
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