World Bulletin/ News Desk
The Turkish Embassy in the U.S. on Sunday announced that processing non-immigrant visa applications have been suspended.
"Recent events have forced Turkish Government to reassess the commitment of the Government of the United States to the security of Turkish Mission facilities and personnel," said the Turkish mission in a statement.
"In order to minimize the number of visitors to our Embassy and Consulates while this assessment proceeds, effective immediately we have suspended all non-immigrant visa service at all Turkish diplomatic facilities in the US.
"This measure will apply to visas and passports as well as e-Visas acquired at the border," read the statement. Turkey's move comes as an retaliation to the U.S. Embassy in Ankara which said it suspended all non-immigrant visa operations in Turkey.
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