US Diplomatic Row with Turkey Deepens Over Detained Consulate Staffers

October 11, 2017 01:30 AM
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to be escalating a diplomatic clash with the United States, saying the U.S. should immediately withdraw its outgoing Ambassador John Bass if he failed to consult with his superiors over a decision to suspend visa services. The U.S. State Department is asking why Turkey detained two of its locally-employed staff in Istanbul-which it says prompted the visa suspension in the first place. VOA's Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports.