Turkish State Minister & Chief Negotiator for EU talks Egemen Bagis attended a reception in Hannover, Germany on Saturday.
Bagis said that 5.5 million Turks were living in Europe and three million Turks in Germany.
He added that Turks living in Europe reached the highest levels both in academic and other areas.
Bagis said that Turkey lifted visa requirements for 22 countries, expressing hope that visa procedures with Europe would be lifted too.
He noted that Turkey was the 16th biggest economy in the world, and the 6th in Europe.
Bagis said that the EU could not be complete without Turkey.
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