ankara - The diplomatic representation of the United States in Turkey has suspended visa issuance for non-immigrants. The US has taken this decision for the 'reassessment' of Turkey's security commitments for its staff.
'The recent events have led the United States to reassess the Turkish mission for mission and staff security,' according to a statement from the diplomatic mission in the Turkish capital Ankara.
The decision follows after a Turkish employee of the US Consulate in Istanbul was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of espionage and the membership of the movement of Muslim-led Fethullah Gülen. Turkey is held responsible for the coup in July 2016.