Full resumption of visas between US and Turkey

Turkey-US2On 28 December 2017, the US Department of State announced the full resumption of visa services in Turkey following “high-level assurances” having been adhered to by the Turkish Government.

On the same day, the Turkish Embassy in Washington DC issued a statement welcoming the decision of the US and simultaneously lifted its visa restrictions on American citizens. The statement also declares that the Turkish Government gave no such assurances, and that it was “inappropriate [of the US] to misinform [the] Turkish and American public that such assurances [had been] provided”.

We previously reported on the initial visa suspensions between the two states in October (see here), as well as the limited resumption of visas which followed in November (see here).

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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