Turkey lifted restrictions on issuing visas after similar US move

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Turkey has decided to lift restrictions on the issuance of visas to the United States in response to a similar move Washington says the statement of the Turkish Embassy in the United States.

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara said on Thursday the lifting of all restrictions on visa services in connection with obtaining a Turkish security guarantees for employees of the us diplomatic mission.

«Under the principle of reciprocity at the same time removed the restrictions on our part in respect of the visa regime for citizens of the USA. At the same time, we do not approval USA about obtaining guarantees from Turkey, it dezinformare American and Turkish public,» — reads the statement of the Turkish Embassy.

It is noted that Turkey is concerned about lawsuits against their citizens in the United States.

The American Embassy in October announced the suspension of the issuance of nonimmigrant visas in the diplomatic missions of the USA in Turkey. The Turkish Embassy in the United States responded with a mirror, announcing the suspension of the issuance of nonimmigrant visas to American citizens. In November, Turkey has resumed issuing visas for American citizens is «limited».

The visa crisis between the two countries began after the U.S. government expressed deep concern over the arrest of an employee of the American Consulate General in Istanbul Metin Toposa, considering the allegations against him are unfounded and undermining long-standing relationship with Turkey. Topuz is accused of undermining the constitutional system, espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government.

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