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Turkey to suspend EU migration deal if no visa-free travel for Turks - minister

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a news briefing in Tbilisi, Georgia, February 19, 2016. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey would have to suspend its agreement with the European Union to stem the flow of migrants into the bloc if there is no deal to grant visa-free travel to Turks, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told state broadcaster TRT Haber on Tuesday.

In a live televised interview, Cavusoglu said the German government must make clear its stance is not in line with a German parliament resolution declaring the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a genocide.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by David Dolan

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