On October 9, 2017, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, John Bass, issued a statement on the suspension of visa services In Turkey. Besides explaining the reason of the suspension, the statement explains that:
- This is not a visa ban on Turkish citizens. It is a suspension of the consideration of new visas.
- If you have a valid visa, you can travel to the U.S.
- If you want to apply for a new visa, you can do so at a U.S. embassy or consulate outside of Turkey.
While the duration of the suspension unknown, the Ambassador expresses hope that it will “not last long.”