Turkey, US discuss visa crisis in phone talks: state media

12 October, 2017, 00:57 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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"Today, taking into account the latest developments, we made a decision to bring our turnover to a level of 10 billion dollars as soon as possible", he said.

The U.S. Embassy in the capital of Ankara tweeted a statement from the U.S. Mission to Turkey saying that recent events have forced it to "reassess the commitment of the Government of Turkey to the security of U.S. Mission facilities and personnel".

"Recent events have forced the United States government to reassess the commitment of government of Turkey to the security of USA mission and personnel", the statement by the mission in Ankara said.

But a later version said: "This measure will apply to sticker visas as well as e-Visas and border visas", leaving open the question of whether United States travellers who already have visas would be allowed to enter Turkey. Bass is at the end of his posting and is due to leave Turkey at the weekend.

Hamza Ulucay, a translator of the U.S. Consulate in the southern province of Adana, was arrested in March for alleged links to outlawed Kurdish militants.

The Turkish restrictions appeared to go further than a move by the U.S. to suspend the processing of "non-immigrant" visas, a specific category that relates to tourism, medical treatment, business, temporary work or study.

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Turkey is calling for a normalization of relations with the United States following rising diplomatic tensions between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that Turkey is trying to take any measures to release the Crimean Tatars imprisoned by Russian Federation in Crimean territory.

"Trying a Turkish citizen for a crime committed in Turkey is our right".

Erdogan arrived in Belgrade on October 10 on a two-day visit that analysts say is a bid to increase Ankara's clout in the Balkans.

More than 50,000 people have been arrested and 110,000 have been fired from government jobs as part of a state of emergency declared after the failed coup in Turkey.

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