"We will not see our brothers apart from us anymore", he said during a joint briefing with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv on Monday. "In order to minimise the number of visitors to our embassy and consulates while this assessment proceeds, effective immediately we have suspended all non-immigrant visa services at all USA diplomatic facilities in Turkey".
A first version of the Turkish statement that was posted on the embassy's Twitter account yesterday afternoon had said the measure would apply "to visas in passports".
"Recent events have forced the United States government to reassess the commitment of government of Turkey to the security of USA mission and personnel", the statement by the mission in Ankara said. The suspended services will affect business, tourism, medical treatment, student, exchange visitor, crew member, media and journalist, treaty trader, diplomatic and official visas.
But a later version said: "This measure will apply to sticker visas as well as e-Visas and border visas", leaving open the question of whether USA travellers who already have visas would be allowed to enter Turkey.
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Relations between Turkey and the USA have been tense over disagreements on Syrian Kurdish militants, which the US backs in the war against the Islamic State group.
Relations are deeply strained following the arrest of local USA consulate employee Metin Topuz on terrorism and espionage charges in relation to a failed coup a year ago against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The cheering crowd held banners praising Erdogan, while many struggled to shake hands with the Turkish president.
Rajnath dismisses allegations against Jay Shah as baseless
In a strongly worded statement, BJP leader and ex-Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel has attacked Rahul Gandhi for her jibe at RSS. Gandhi to explain why Amethi had failed to develop despite having three generations of MPs from the Nehru-Gandhi family.
More than 50,000 people have been arrested and 110,000 have been fired from government jobs as part of a state of emergency declared after the failed coup in Turkey.
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