Turkey issued a detention warrant for another U.S. consulate worker on Monday, in the latest escalation between Turkey and the U.S.
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Broadcast er NTV said the suspect was still being sought by security officials and his wife and child were being questioned by Turkish police. It gave no reason for the detention warrant.
Turkish authorities had no immediate comment. Turkey's justice minister earlier said he he no information about a new warrant being issued.
This followed annoucements from the U.S. mission in Turkey that it would scale back visa services in Turkey on Sunday, as part of a need to "reassess the commitment of government of Turkey to the security of U.S. mission and personnel."
Overnight on Sunday, the Turkish mission in Washington posted an identical announcement, that too had scaled back visa services.
Last Thursday, a U.S. consulate employee was arrested in Turkey, over his alleged links to a movement led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, said to have masterminded last year's failed coup.