A speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly, Ismail Kahraman, said that the recent diplomatic tensions in Ankara's relations with Washington have a temporary nature and the crisis would be settled before it becomes a real problem for the two states.
"I believe that it is a temporary dispute, which will be settled quite soon and the context will take place to settle it. Turkey and the United States are allies. They act together under NATO. Turkey and the United States work together to establish global peace and stability. So this is going to be settled before it becomes an issue between Turkey and the United States," Sputink cited Kahraman as saying.
On October 8, the US Embassy announced the suspension of non-immigrant visa services at the US diplomatic facilities in Turkey. This step was taken over the recent arrest of an employee of the US Consulate General in Istanbul, which Ankara explained by the worker's alleged ties with Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen. In response, Turkish authorities decided to suspend US visa applications.