United States resumes 'limited' visa services to Turkish citizens

As reported Корреспондент.neton October 8, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara announced the suspension of the issuance of nonimmigrant visas at U.S. diplomatic missions in Turkey.

The move comes on the eve of a four-day visit to the U.S.by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim during which he is set to meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the White House.

The US has begun to accept non-immigrant visa applications in Turkey on a limited basis, the US Embassy in Ankara said.

The US worker was held over suspected links to a cleric blamed for last year's failed coup in Turkey.

The very next day the Turkish Embassy in the US announced the suspension of the issuance of nonimmigrant visas to found courtesy of my American, the mirror answering a similar move in Washington.

The Turkish Embassy in Washington posted a brief statement on Twitter, announcing that it was also resuming "limited" visa services.

It said it also received "initial assurances" from Ankara that its local staff would not be detained or arrested for performing their jobs.

Among the several Americans arrested in Turkey is pastor Andrew Brunson, who ran a church in the western city of Izmir. Turkey also suspended the issuance of visas to USA citizens, according to Trend. It said the USA mission workers detained or arrested in Turkey were not held for their work, but because they were accused of "serious crimes". He was the second local staff member at a USA mission in Turkey to be held.

Gulen denies involvement in the attempted coup.

Their trial is scheduled to start on November 27.

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