12 October, 2017
-Turkish tensions have risen over US 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.
"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".
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received a rousing welcome on Wednesday as he visited a predominantly Muslim region in southwestern Serbia.
"I use this opportunity to once again invite Turkish businesspeople to come and invest in Serbia now, especially when Halkbank is operating there", he said, referring to Turkey's large, state-owned bank.
Erdogan, however, said the meeting would not be held.
Mattis Denies Report Trump Asked For a Massive Enhancement of Nuclear Arsenal
The president reportedly remarked Wednesday: "It is frankly disgusting the press is able to write whatever it wants to write". Trump lashed out at NBC News over a report indicating that he'd called for a drastic expansion of the USA nuclear arsenal.
GST Council Meet Ends, Rates on Many Consumer Items Slashed
GST Council also allowed SMEs with turnover of up to Rs 1.5 crore to file quarterly returns instead of monthly filings. Jaitley conceded that there had been blockage in credit of exporters which was affecting their cash liquidity.
Trump tells Puerto Rico
He also tweeted: "Results of recovery efforts will speak much louder than complaints by San Juan Mayor". The recovery effort in Puerto Rico remains challenging ten days after Hurricane Maria hit.
But the State Department said that Bass had been operating with the full authority of the U.S. government. Bass is due to leave Turkey later this week for a new assignment in Afghanistan.
The spat between the two countries was ignited by the recent arrest of Metin Topuz, a US consulate employee in Istanbul, over suspected links to USA -based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara of being behind a failed coup attempt in July 2016.
Washington has dismissed claims it was involved as a ludicrous conspiracy theory and Gulen himself denies any link to the plot.
"We, as Turkey, will not give up on common sense at a time when regional and global tensions have been rising", said Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in a speech to provincial governors in Ankara.