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US and Turkey suspend travel visas

TURKEY has suspended all non-immigrant visa services at all Turkish diplomatic facilities in the United States, after US missions reduced visa services in Turkey.

“Recent events have forced the Turkish government to reassess the commitment of government of the United States to the security of Turkish mission facilities and personnel,” the statement by the Turkish embassy in Washington said on Sunday.

The decision came hours after the US mission to Turkey reduced visa services after one of its employees was detained last week, saying it needed to “reassess” Turkey’s commitment to the security of its personnel.

“Recent events have forced the United States government to reassess the commitment of government of Turkey to the security of US mission and personnel,” said the statement issued by the mission in Ankara on Sunday.

“In order to minimise the number of visitors to our embassy and consulates while this assessment proceeds, effective immediately we have suspended all n…

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