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US Consular Missions to Resume Full Visa Services in Turkey

U.S. Consular missions in Turkey will resume full visa services after a period of suspension sparked by the arrest of a consulate employee, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara said on Thursday.

In a statement released on Twitter, the Embassy said¬†that “Turkey had adhered to high-level assurances provided to the United States that there are no additional local employees of our Mission in Turkey under investigation.”

“Based on adherence to these assurances, the Department of State is confident the security posture has improved sufficiently to allow for the full resumption of visa services in Turkey,” the statement added.

Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., also acted in reciprocity, but Ambassador to the U.S. Serdar Kilic reacted to the U.S. statement, saying that it does not reflect the reality in full view.

Turkish Embassy said in a statement that legal proceedings within Turkey’s internal domain will never be reversed.

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