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EU deal make visa-free travel tricky

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>> Important supplies for their journey, one phone, a torch and a blanket. Migrants lining up in Belgrade in preparation for their journey to Western Europe. Their only remaining route now is through Serbia but that means using smugglers, an expensive and dangerous option. The dangers ahead, robbery, assault, or even drowning.
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But as the buildup in the Balkans reaches breaking point, many feel it's a risk worth taking while the option's still there. But at their desired destination, EU interior ministers meeting in Brussels with a new plan to control the influx. They're backing a so-called emergency brake on visa-free access to Europe for Turkey and some third world countries.
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They say, it's a precaution in case Europe receives too many illegal immigrants or asylum applications.>>
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> But the plan isn't going down too well over in Ankara. This comes just as the Turkish government tries to secure visa free access for its citizens. A key demand in exchange for taking back migrants from Greece.
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Now Turkey says the EU is deliberately setting hurdles.