Turkey and the United States Resume Visa Services to Citizens of Each Country
Reciprocal restrictions on visas for citizens of the United States to enter Turkey and for citizens of Turkey to enter the United States — which had been in effect for almost three months and have adversely affected thousands of travelers — have ended, according to announcements from both countries on Thursday, December 28, 2017.
Update: Turkey and the United States Resume Visa Services to Citizens of Each Country
According to this notice pertaining to the full resumption of visa services in Turkey from the Department of State of the United States:
Since October, the government of Turkey has adhered to the high-level assurances it provided to the United States that there are no additional local employees of our Mission in Turkey under investigation, that local staff of our Embassy and consulates will not be detained or arrested for performing their official duties — including communicating with Turkish officials also working in an official capacity — and that Turkish authorities will inform the U.S. Government in advance if the Government of Turkey intends to detain or arrest any member of our local staff in the future.
Based on adherence to these assurances, the Department of State is confident that the security posture has improved sufficiently to allow for the full resumption of visa services in Turkey.