USA resumes limited visa services in Turkey

Nov 07, 2017, 00:28

"The U.S. Mission in Turkey has resumed processing visas on limited basis", said an email Turkish applicants received from the U.S. missions.

The US embassy suspended visa services after one of the Istanbul consulate's Turkish staffers was arrested, saying it needed to carry out a security assessment. "We are also concerned about the cases against USA citizens who have been arrested under the state of emergency", the embassy said.

A USA embassy statement said it had received "high-level assurances" from Turkey that no additional local employees were under investigation.

On Monday, the United States mission said the decision to resume issuing the visas cames after it "received initial high-level assurances" from the Turkish government that its local staff are not under investigation.

The United States embassy in Turkey has announced it will resume processing non-immigrant visas for Turkish nationals "on a limited basis", after visa services were suspended last month.

Based on these preliminary assurances, the Department believes the security posture has improved sufficiently to allow for the resumption of limited visa services in Turkey.

The move comes on the eve of Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim's visit to Washington.

Topuz was detained on charges of espionage and alleged ties to Gulen.

"We continue to have serious concerns about the existing cases against arrested local employees of our mission in Turkey". Gulen has denied the accusation.

Regarding Turkish citizens detained in the US, the embassy said that Turkey "has very serious concerns". They include Pastor Andrew Brunson who was detained previous year and is accused of terror-related charges for alleged ties to Gulen's movement.

"On the other hand, at the meeting held in Ankara on the 18th of October 2017 with the participation of Turkish and US officials, the two sides agreed on enhancing information sharing on a mutual basis concerning judicial matters and consular cooperation".

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