France, Germany Want New Turkey Ties but Dodge EU Membership

Source:US News and World Report Date:28Apr2017

The spirit of Turkish accession is dead, but the illusion lives on.  Foreign Ministers left it up to Turkey to decide what it wants to do with EU. There was no sign that a visa waiver will be granted to Turks. If Erdogan carries out his threat of revoking the Refugee Readmission Treaty, the accession process will be killed and prospects of a “looser arrangement” will be DoA.