US-Turkey make progress on visa issue - State Department

US-Turkey make progress on visa issue - State Department
The meeting held in Ankara between a senior level American delegation, led by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Jonathan Cohen, and their Turkish counterparts on the visa raw was "productive", according to a State Department official.

"Talks were productive and made substantial progress on the overall agenda; we will remain engaged as a matter of priority to address the relevant issues with a view to restore normal visa procedures swiftly", the U.S. official said, adding that there was also a discussion on "the composition and terms of reference regarding the proposed joint working committee and agreed that the decision will be finalized soon".

Turkish diplomatic sources painted a similar picture on Turkish media outlets on Wednesday./IBNA

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