ANKARA (Sputnik) — Bass's reception was shunned not only by the representatives of the ruling Turkish Justice and Development Party (AKP) but also by the opposition, A Haber, a broadcaster, reported.
The development comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Ankara did not see Bass as the US representative in Turkey, adding that he should be dismissed if he was behind the decision to suspend visa services in Turkey.
The US embassy has suspended non-immigrant visa services at US diplomatic facilities over the recent arrest of Metin Topuz, an employee of the US Consulate General in Istanbul.
In response to the move, Turkish authorities have suspended visa applications for US citizens.
Bass has been recently confirmed for his next post as US ambassador to Afghanistan.