– Visa free travel for Turkish citizens could spell terror disasters for Europe

European countries are at a greater risk of terrorist attack now feel EU leaders with the controversial deal allowing Turkish citizens to travel across the continent without visas.

Those with intentions of causing disturbance will seek Turkish passports according to a European commission report to reach continental Europe as soon as the visa waiver program comes into force.

Sir Richard Dearlove, the former head of MI6, warned that giving Turkey visa-free travel opportunity is perverse and has compared it to “storing gasoline next to the fire”. He also added that EU will face “populist uprising” if it fails to control migration.

The biometric passports from the end of June will allow 75 million Turkish citizens to enter the Schengen zone for up to 90 days at a time. This decision was part of a hastily assembled deal broken by Brussels to halt the flow of migrants from Turkey to Greece.

However, the European Commission report acknowledges the “increased mobility into the Schengen area of criminals and terrorists who are citizens of Turkey, or who are foreigners based in Turkey.”

Visa free travel deals have been allowed by The EC with Kosovo, Ukraine and Georgia, all these regions are known for their organised crime.

The EU report states, “The proposed visa liberalisation for Turkish citizens travelling to the EU could potentially have an impact on the terrorist risk in the EU in as far as the movement of terrorists of Turkish citizenship to and from the Schengen area is concerned.”

The fingerprints of those who will enter Europe with a visa will be logged in a single database that can be searched by counter terrorism investigators but the deal has removed this extra level of security.

There are speculations that undetected entry from Kosovo which produced 300 fighters in Syria and Iraq and have joined terrorist networks

Kosovo is considered as a high level corrupted crime zone. The breakaway Siberian province also has the dubious distinction of producing the most jihadist terrorists per capita than any other European state. According to EC reports “Visa liberalization could also have an impact on undetected entry into the EU of persons from Kosovo who return from war zones where they had joined terrorist networks.” The destination is known for drug trafficking, facilitation in irregular migration, corruption, money-laundering and fraud, trafficking in human beings, the illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons and returning foreign terrorist fighters.

Turkish authorities will be issuing reforms for the Turkish police, judiciary and counter-terrorism apparatus that are pre-condition of the visa deal that will help to mitigate the risk. Training will be imparted on ethical codes of anti-corruption warning the officials that they have to be very cautious while issuing the passport and citizenship papers as they could be sought after by terrorists. As there are high chances that as soon as Turkish citizens will obtain visa-free entry to the EU foreign nationals will obtain Turkish passports and pretend to be Turkish citizens to enter EU visa free by obtaining fraud Turkish citizenship for nefarious operations.

A European Commission spokesperson said that 2,525,000 biometric passports required for travel to the EU had been issued by Kosovo, Georgia and Ukraine and none by Turkey so far. – 10 most powerful passports of the world

Do you often imagine a world without borders and boundaries? As the world travel and tourism industry is bound by visa rules and various other border security regimes, here is one country which has made considerate developments in allowing its citizens to as many as 177 countries without visa.

According to the Visa Restrictions Index 2016, the German passport holders have the most freedom of access to countries compared to all other passports. They were ranked at the first place for the list of the best passports in the world.

The report is published annually by the global leader in residence and citizenship planning, Henely & Partners in partnership with IATA. The rankings were done depending on how many countries a passport holder can travel to without a visa.

The second place was taken by the Sweden passport which allows free access to 176 countries followed by Finland, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom with visa-free access to 175 countries.

Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and the United States ranked fourth with acceptance in 174 countries.

Singapore maintained the fifth place for the third consecutive year, with its passport accepted in 173 cities and countries worldwide, sharing the same ranking with Japan and Austria this year.

The Malaysian passport, however, dropped from its ninth position last year (with visa free access to 168 countries) to 12th place with the document accepted in 164 countries. It had remained in the “Top 10” for three years before being pushed out this year.

Somalia, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan meanwhile, continue to hold the bottom four positions on the Index, with the holders granted visa-free access to only 31, 30, 29, and 25 countries respectively. They thus have again been labeled the worst passports in the world.

According to the report, “the number of countries in the ‘Top 10’ remained static in this year’s Index at 28 countries, with Hungary joining the category after one year of being pushed out, and Malaysia dropping to 12th position after three years in the premier group.”