Stoltenberg urges US and Turkey to 'find solutions' to visa raw
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief Jens Stoltenberg urged the United States and Turkey to find solutions to a crisis in relations between the two key members of the military alliance.
"We are always ready to help, but I know there are direct contacts so I am certain Turkey and the United States are talking to each other directly and addressing some of this disputes,” Stoltenberg added.
The row erupted when a Turkish employee of the US consulate in Istanbul was arrested on suspicion of links to a US-based preacher Ankara blames for last year’s failed coup.
Washington halted issuing non-immigrant visas in Turkey in response and yesterday President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the US was in danger of “sacrificing” relations.