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Amid diplomatic dispute, ex-Terps hoops star Brionna Jones denied visa into Turkey

Amid diplomatic dispute, ex-Terps hoops star Brionna Jones denied visa into Turkey

Former Aberdeen and Maryland basketball star Brionna Jones has been denied a visa for entry into Turkey with her Russian team this week, fallout from a diplomatic dispute between the United States and Turkey.

Jones and teammate Emma Cannon, both of whom play in the WNBA, told the Associated Press in texts Tuesday that they were at the Moscow airport when the team president told them they wouldn’t be allowed to enter Turkey. Cannon and Jones are members of the Russian team Nadezhda in the winter to supplement their income.

The United States on Sunday suspended the issuing of visas for Turkish citizens hoping to visit or study in the United States after Turkey arrested U.S....

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