Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Turkey Wants US to Review Decision to Halt Visa Services

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Turkey Wants US to Review Decision to Halt Visa Services

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ANKARA, Turkey * Turkey's justice minister on Monday said he hoped the United States would review its decision to suspend most visa services for Turkish citizens after the arrest of a U.S. consulate employee in Istanbul that has deepened tension between the two NATO allies.

Meanwhile, Turkish authorities announced that a second employee of the U.S. consulate in Istanbul had been "invited" to the Istanbul chief prosecutor's office to testify. Authorities did not explain why. Reports say the employee is a Turkish citizen, and the prosecutor's office said his wife and child had also been detained for questioning.

The U.S. on Sunday suspended the issuing of visas for Turkish citizens hoping to visit or study in the United States after Turkey arrested U. …

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