Press Announcement
				4 July 2000
      The Identification Department of the Government of the Macao SAR was
   informed by the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Hong Kong
   that, with immediate effect, holders of the Macao Special Administrative
   Region Passports were granted visa free access to Turkey for a period of
   twenty days.

      The Consulate General and the Identification Department hope that
   granting visa free access to Macao SAR Passports, will further promote
   business, trade and tourism ties between Turkey and MSAR.

      With effect from May 2, passport holders of the Republic of Turkey have
   been able to enter the Macao SAR without a visa for twenty days.