Turkey, US resume limited mutual visa services

07 November, 2017, 01:14 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • US Embassy In Turkey Partially Lifts Visa Sanctions

"Soon after the confirmation of the United States, the Turkish official said that Turkey could partially facilitate visa services after Washington's decision", - writes the edition.

The United States has resumed processing visas at its missions in Turkey on a "limited basis", the embassy announced in an email on Monday.

The Turkey-US visa dispute started on October 8, when the US Embassy in Ankara announced the suspension of non-immigrant visa services to Turkish nationals.

Turkish authorities, commenting on the arrest of the Consulate General's employee, noted that he had links with the movement of Fethullah Gulen.

Turkey reciprocated the move and announced a resumption of limited visa processing at its diplomatic missions in the U.S. via a statement on Twitter.


Metin Topuz was formally charged with espionage and seeking to overthrow the Turkish government last month, accusations the U.S. embassy in Ankara said at the time were "wholly without merit". The Turkish government also gave assurances that local staff members would not be detained or arrested "for performing their official duties" and that Washington would be given information in advance if Turkish officials intend to arrest local staff in the future.

In the email sent visa Information center US at the number of Turkish citizens who have applied previously for a U.S. visa, saying the resumption of acceptance of applications in a limited manner. This decision was taken after the arrest of an American diplomat Metin Topusa.

An email from USA visa services received by some Turkish visa applicants said applications were being processed on a limited basis at US diplomatic representations in Turkey.

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, September 21, 2017, in NY. Turkey regards the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

During the four-day visit, Yildirim is set to meet Vice President Mike Pence at the White House.

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