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Erdogan hints Turkey won't revise terror law for visa deal

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters as he leaves a mosque in Istanbul following Friday prayers, Friday, May 6, 2016. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who had fallen out with Erdogan,  announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for Erdogan to pursue a tighter grip on power. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters as he leaves a mosque in Istanbul following Friday prayers, Friday, May 6, 2016. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who had fallen out with Erdogan, announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for Erdogan to pursue a tighter grip on power. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during an opening ceremony in Istanbul, Friday, May 6, 2016. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who had fallen out with Erdogan, announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for Erdogan to pursue a tighter grip on power. (Basin Bulbul, Presidential Press Service, Pool via AP)

    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters during an opening ceremony in Istanbul, Friday, May 6, 2016. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who had fallen out with Erdogan, announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for Erdogan to pursue a tighter grip on power. (Basin Bulbul, Presidential Press Service, Pool via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Women offer their prayers outside a mosque in Istanbul during Friday prayers, Friday, May 6, 2016. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who had fallen out with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for Erdogan to pursue a tighter grip on power. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Women offer their prayers outside a mosque in Istanbul during Friday prayers, Friday, May 6, 2016. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who had fallen out with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for Erdogan to pursue a tighter grip on power. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)  (The Associated Press)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey won't change its anti-terrorism legislation for the sake of visa-free travel to Europe for its citizens.

Erdogan's statement on Friday came a day after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who had negotiated the deal, stepped down over a rift with the president.

Addressing European countries, Erdogan said: "We'll go our way, you go yours."

The EU is asking Turkey to revise its terrorism laws as a condition for allowing Turkish citizens to travel to Europe without visas on short stays. Erdogan has been pressing for a broader definition of terrorism.