Turkey, US discuss visa crisis in phone talks: state media

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"Today, Serbia considers Turkey as its friend".

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.

The Turkish restrictions appeared to go further than a move by the U.S. to suspend the processing of "non-immigrant" visas, a specific category that relates to tourism, medical treatment, business, temporary work or study.

The prime minister told governors that Ankara would use "common sense" in dealing with the situation at a time when regional and global tensions have been rising.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday stepped up one of the worst rows in decades between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies by saying Turkey no longer regarded ambassador John Bass as the USA representative in the country.

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"In order to minimise the number of visitors to our diplomatic and consular missions in the U.S. while this assessment proceeds, effective immediately we have suspended all visa services regarding the U.S. citizens at our diplomatic and consular missions", it added.

The spat between the two countries was ignited by the recent arrest of Metin Topuz, a United States consulate worker in Istanbul who was accused of suspected links to Fethullah Gulen, who is a Pennsylvania-based cleric blacklisted by Ankara for orchestrating last year's failed coup in Turkey.

Total trade between Serbia and Turkey should reach $1.2 billion (1 billion euro) in 2017, RTS quoted Erdogan as saying during a business forum in Belgrade organised within the framework of his official visit to Serbia.

Washington has dismissed claims it was involved as a ludicrous conspiracy theory and Gulen himself denies any link to the plot.

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