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The Turkish flag flies over the the Turkish Ambassador's residence in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's Justice Ministry said on Tuesday said it had cancelled a planned delegation visit to the United States due to the on-going visa crisis, denying local media reports that Washington had rejected to grant the delegation travel visas.

CNN Turk and other local media earlier reported that U.S. authorities had declined to grant visas to members of the delegation.

"Due to the recent visa crisis between the two countries, the visit was cancelled by our Ministry," the Justice Ministry said in a statement, adding that there were no visa applications to be rejected.

(Reporting by Ercan Gurses and Dirimcan Barut; Writing by David Dolan, editing by Larry King)

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