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Government issues travel advisory to Turkey; 'Iran seeking out Israelis'

Counter Terrorism Bureau issues alert announcing terror groups' intention to carry out attacks against Israeli, Jewish targets in coming days

The Counter Terrorism Bureau issued a travel advisory advising Israelis to avoid visiting Turkey on Tuesday. The bureau said that terrorists are planning to carry out attacks against Israelis or Jews in the country in the coming days.


Last week, a Turkish TV report said that Israel warned Ankara that Iran had sent terrorists to Turkey in order to target Israelis.


Israeli security establishment officials told Ynet on Tuesday that Iran was behind the plot to attack Israelis and Jews.


"Iranian elements will try to seek out Israeli businessmen and Jews in other locations around the world – not just in Turkey," one official told Ynet.


שדה התעופה באיסטנבול. מומלץ לבטל (צילום: AFP)

Airport in Istanbul. Turkey not safe for Israelis (Photo: AFP)


The NTV network reported that a letter from the Mossad sent to Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) said that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards are planning a terrorist attack "using bombs" against Israeli targets in Turkey.


The report also stated that four people from Iran have already arrived in Turkey carrying weapons and materials to be used in the attack.


Israel's travel advisory was issued several hours after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made harsh statements against Israel in the backdrop of the current round of violence with Gaza terror groups.




פרסום ראשון: 03.13.12, 21:43
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