ANKARA, 11 Dec â€” RIA Novosti. None of the Turkish politicians called for a farewell reception for U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John bass, which he staged on the occasion of his departure from Ankara in connection with the appointment of Ambassador to Afghanistan, informs television channel A Haber.
And the reception has ignored not only the representatives of ruling Party of justice and development, but also the opposition.
On the eve of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has laid upon US the responsibility for the visa crisis and added that Ankara does not perceive bass as a representative of Washington.
The tension in relations between the two countries began last week, after the arrest of the employee of the American Consulate General in Istanbul Metin Topusa. He is accused of undermining the constitutional system, espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government, as well as having links with former Prosecutor Zekeria oz and the police, investigating the sensational case about corruption in the higher echelons of power in December 2013.
The U.S. Embassy in Ankara said that Washington is deeply concerned by the arrest Toposa and considers the allegations against him are unfounded and undermining long-standing relationship with Turkey.
From 8 October, the United States suspended the issuance of nonimmigrant visas on the territory of Turkey, Ankara responded with a mirror, stopping to issue visas to Americans.