Turkish Officials to Boycott Meetings with US Ambassador: Erdogan

Jerome Frank
October 12, 2017

Turkey and Serbia were able to develop ties despite their differences over Kosovo's "unilaterally proclaimed independence" in 2008, Vucetic said.

"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.

Metin Topuz is accused of espionage and "attempting to overthrow the Turkish government and constitution".

The US and Turkey on Sunday indefinitely halted all non-immigrant visa services to each other's citizens amid deepening differences between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. Bass is at the end of his posting and is due to leave Turkey at the weekend.

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The U.S. statement said the suspension of non-immigrant visa services was "effective immediately" to minimize visitor numbers to the U.S. Embassy and Consulate for now. -Turkish tensions have risen over USA military support for Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria, considered by Ankara to be an extension of the banned PKK, which has waged an insurgency for three decades in southeast Turkey.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's three-day visit to Serbia-- the first at this level since 2007 - carries considerable importance for bilateral relations and will influence regional stability, Serbia's ambassador to Turkey told Anadolu Agency (AA).

An infamous brawl during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to DC in May led to an indictment charging 19 people, including 15 Turkish security officials, of conspiracy to commit a crime of violence.

Poroshenko said that during the talks the two presidents had agreed to coordinate their actions on the issue of the Crimean Tatars imprisoned by the Russian Federation.

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