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Amid visa row, Turkey's Justice Ministry cancels U.S. visit

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Amid visa row, Turkey's Justice Ministry cancels U.S. visit Turkey’s Justice Ministry said on Tuesday it had canceled a planned study visit to the United States due to the widening diplomatic row between the countries over the issuing of visas, Reuters reported.

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Local media earlier reported that U.S. authorities had rejected visa requests from members of the delegation, but the Justice Ministry said it had taken the initiative and canceled the trip.

“Due to the recent visa crisis between the two countries, the visit was canceled by our Ministry,” it said in a statement, adding that there were no visa applications to be rejected.

The delegation had planned a study visit to the United States, at the invitation of U.S. authorities, between October 29 and November 4, the ministry said.

The pro-government Daily Sabah newspaper said the delegation had planned to study the U.S. penal system and visit American prisons.


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