There may have initially been some glitches to the visa process for Russian travelers to Greece, but the procedure is now as prompt as ever with the number issued between January and July 2016 up by 11 percent compared to last year.
"We have been clear on the consequences of a possible denial regarding visa liberalization... Turkey cannot continue on its own to stop irregular migration toward the EU while the EU does not assume its obligations", Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a recent interview.
France and Turkey are seeing tourism numbers dwindle as terrorism strikes this and last year have taken a bite out of one of their largest markets, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).
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