Erdogan accused the U.S. visa crisis between the two countries
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the U.S. visa crisis between the two countries. His words conveys the Anadolu news Agency.
“They started the visa crisis, and I thank them for that, they themselves stopped it. Great. We didn’t want the visa crisis. And now it was over. It was bound to happen anyway,” said Erdogan.
Thursday, December 28, the U.S. Embassy and Turkey lifted mutual visa restrictions. The first restrictions on the issuance of nonimmigrant visas entered the us authorities in October, after Turkey arrested a member of US Consul General in Ankara, Metin Topuz. He was a citizen of Turkey. At home he was suspected of collaboration with the organization of FETO, which the Turkish authorities consider as the organizer of the attempted coup d’état in 2016.
In response to visa restrictions, Ankara has introduced their. Then in Turkey was detained another employee of the American Consulate.
In November, the United States began issuing non-immigrant visas at its diplomatic missions in Turkey, after they received “assurances at the highest level” that the American employees are not under investigation. In response, the Turkish Embassy in the U.S. is partly to consider visa applications in their diplomatic missions.