Turkey's Yildirim says U.S. visa move positive, calls for extradition of cleric

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 07, 2017 3:06 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday described the United States' move to partially resume issuing visas in Turkey as a positive step, adding that Washington should extradite a cleric blamed for last year's failed military coup in Turkey.

"The limited reissuing of visas between the United States and Turkey... prior to our visit can be seen as a positive development," Yildirim told reporters at a news conference before his departure to the United States, where he is due to meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay; Writing by David Dolan; Editing by Dominic Evans)