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Crisis between Turkey - United States deepens as the US impose new sanctions

Crisis between Turkey - United States deepens as the US impose new sanctions
The United States have stopped issuing visas to Turkish citizens

The US Embassy in Ankara announced the freezing of visas to Turkish citizens. The Turkish capital is believed to be a strong diplomatic move by Washington against Turkey.

In the announcement it is stated that the decision was taken due to "latest developments".

On Thursday, turkish authorities had captured a US consulate official in Istanbul, being accused of being an agent and having affiliations with the Islamic Order of Hizmet - led by Imam Fethullah Gulen - whom the turkish the government considers to be the mastermind behind the 2016 coup attempt.

What's more, Turkey has announced it has paid a down payment on the purchase of Russian S400 anti-aircraft system. At the same time, in cooperation with Russia and Iran, it is preparing to create a security zone inside Syria./IBNA

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