US, Turkey to resume 'limited' visa services, but tension remains

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The United States and Turkey have resumed processing some visas.

The US stopped issuing visas in Turkey last month, after two local employees were arrested, and Turkey retaliated with similar measures.

On the eve of a visit by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, the US says it's now received assurances about the safety of staff at its missions.

However, tensions between the NATO allies are still simmering over the Syria war and the extradition of Fetallah Gulen, whom Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses of masterminding the 2016 coup attempt from the US.

Al Jazeera's Sinem Koseoglu reports from Istanbul.

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