Turkey's Erdogan refuses to recognise US ambassador as visa spat escalates

Turkey's Erdogan refuses to recognise US ambassador as visa spat escalatesTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that he does not recognise the US ambassador to the country as a representative of the US government, adding that Washington should recall the diplomat if he does not reverse a decision to partially suspend visa services between the two countries. US Ambassador John Bass suspended consulate operations on Sunday night after security services arrested Turkish national Metin Tupuz, a consulate worker at the US Embassy in Ankara, on charges of spying. Turkey retaliated with a similar move.



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