Turkey won't submit to 'impositions' from U.S. in diplomatic crisis - FM Cavusoglu

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Speaking at the TRT World Forum in Istanbul, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin sounded a hopeful note, saying work to resolve the row "is moving towards a good point".

Relations between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies - Turkey and the United States - have become even more complicated after the arrest of Turkish national working in the US consular office.

The response came hours after the U.S. Embassy in Ankara announced that it had suspended all non-immigrant visa services at its diplomatic facilities in Turkey.

A U.S. delegation arrived in Turkey on Wednesday for talks on repairing bilateral ties on Thursday.

Turkey won't buckle under USA "impositions", its foreign minister said Wednesday as officials from both countries met to try to resolve a diplomatic dispute that resulted in the mutual suspension of traveler visas for each other's citizens. "We will cooperate if their demands meet the rules of our constitution but we will not succumb to impositions", Cavusoglu said.

Turkish Embassy in Washington said on October 8 that it suspended all non-immigrant visa services at all Turkish diplomatic facilities in the U.S.in retaliation for the latest decision by the U.S. Embassy in Ankara to suspend all non-migrant visa services at its diplomatic facilities in the country, Hurryiet reports.

Gulen, who has been living in self-exile in the United States since 1999, stands accused of heading a network dubbed by the Turkish authorities as the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO), which allegedly orchestrated last year's coup.

Following the coup attempt past year, the AKP government declared emergency rule in Turkey, on July 20, 2016, which became effective with a government decree issued on July 23, 2016. Gulen denies the accusations against him.

FETO and its USA -based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and almost 2,200 injured.

The Turkish Parliament extended late Tuesday the state of emergency for an additional 3 months, marking the fifth extension since it was declared on July 20, 2016, after the defeated coup of July 15, 2016. Both are Turkish nationals and stand accused of liaising with FETO leadership.

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