Libya Herald reporters.
Tunis, 10 October 2015:
In the first week that the Turkish consulate has been open again since the grenade . . .[restrict]attack on the building at the end of last month, staff have been handling an average of 150 visa applications a day, diplomatic sources have told the Libya Herald.
Crowds have built up outside the building as consular officials worked flat out to process the travel documentation. Visas for Libyans were introduced by Turkey in August.
There was some dismay at the move, which the Turkish government said it was making on the grounds of security.
The speculation was that the attack on the consulate, which did little damage, was a response to the new visa requirement. [/restrict]