Turkish PM says visa dispute with U.S. must be fixed immediately

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 5:09 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - The U.S. suspension of visa services in Turkey punishes ordinary citizens and the problem must be resolved immediately, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday.

The U.S. embassy in Ankara said on Sunday night it was suspending non-immigrant visa services after the arrest of a locally employed U.S. consulate employee in Istanbul last week.

(Reporting by Daren Butler and Ercan Gurses; Writing by Dominic Evans)