US, Turkey resume limited mutual visa services

US embassy in Turkey resuming visa issuing on ‘limited basis

US embassy in Turkey starts to issue visas

"Soon after the confirmation of the United States, the Turkish official said that Turkey could partially facilitate visa services after Washington's decision", - writes the edition.

The United States has resumed visa processing at its embassy in Turkey on a limited basis Monday following a dispute over the treatment of local U.S. staff members. Turkey retaliated by halting visa services in the USA for Americans who want to travel to Turkey.

"Based on these preliminary assurances, we believe the security posture has improved sufficiently to allow for the resumption of limited visa services in Turkey", the embassy said in a statement. Applicants who wish to travel to the United States may now reschedule appointments.

The embassy said it had received "high-level assurances" from Turkey that no additional employees were under investigation. "Please note, however, that limited appointment availability could result in longer than normal wait times", email said, according to Anadolu news agency.

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The U.S. embassy said it continues to "have serious concerns about the existing cases against arrested local employees" as well as the cases of other arrested U.S. citizens.

It also gave instructions on expedited appointments.

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.

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