The U.S. embassy in Turkey issued a statement on Sunday saying that the diplomatic mission will no longer issue non0immigrant visas.
The announcement was made after Turkish authorities arrested a communications officer at the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul on charges of political and military espionage.
“We have suspended all non-immigrant visa services at all U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey,” the embassy said in the statement, noting that the recent events have forced Washington to reassess Anakara’s commitment to the security of the U.S. mission.
Statement from the U.S. Mission to Turkey pic.twitter.com/RjTU3BfSXZ
— US Embassy Turkey (@USEmbassyTurkey) October 8, 2017