U.S. to resume visas in Turkey after 2-month suspensionStaff Writer | December 28, 2017
The U.S. State Department announced the full resumption of visa services with Turkey, after a suspension that lasted for nearly two months.
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Thursday, the State Department said Turkey adhered to "high-level assurances" that there are no local employees under investigation, and that embassy consultants would not be arrested or detained.
"Based on adherence to these assurances, the Department of State is confident that the security posture has improved sufficiently to allow for the full resumption of visa services in Turkey," the department said.
In suspending visas, U.S. officials cited "recent events" that "forced the United States government to reassess the commitment of the government of Turkey."
U.S. officials said Thursday "serious concerns" remain about existing allegations against employees that were previously in Turkey. ■