Belgian ambassador decries problems Turks face visiting EU countries
It is ironic how European tourists can easily visit Turkey even as Turkish businesspeople face hurdles visiting Europe, Belgian Ambassador in Ankara Pol J.M.M. De Witte said yesterday. During a meeting with Antalya Chamber of Industry (ATSO) head Cetin Osman Budak De Witte, Budak decried the visa problems many Turkish businesspeople wanting to visit Europe face, and called for them to be addressed. Seconding Budak, De Witte said, "It is an ironic situation that our citizens can easily come to Turkey for holidays while Turkish nationals have difficulties traveling to Europe." He also said Belgium, as the current EU term president, is working to overcome these problems.