Turkish PM to visit US on Nov 7 amid visa dispute

Turkish PM to visit US on Nov 7 amid visa dispute

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Turkish PM to visit US on Nov 7 amid visa dispute

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım is set to visit the U.S. on Nov. 7 amid an ongoing visa dispute between the two countries, according to Prime Ministry sources.

Yıldırım’s visit is scheduled to last for four days until Nov. 11, the sources said on Nov. 2.

The visa dispute was sparked on Oct. 8, when the U.S. Embassy in Ankara announced the suspension of non-immigrant visa services to Turkish nationals following the arrest of a local employee working at the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, Metin Topuz.

This prompted a tit-for-tat response from Ankara.

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