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CTB lowers threat level of Turkey travel advisory

Counter Terrorism Bureau lifts stern warning issued regarding Turkish destinations; still advises against non-essential visits

The Counter Terrorism Bureau has revised its travel advisory on Turkey, stating that the threat level has significantly decreased.


The CTB issued an "imminent threat" advisory on Turkey in March, but the threat level is currently defined as "potentially ongoing" – the lowest of the CTB's four levels.


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The revision was made following a security and threat assessment of one of the Israeli public's favorite vacation destinations.


Still, the CTB warned that "There is an ongoing threat of terrorist attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets in Turkey," the advisory stated Tuesday.


"Accordingly, it is the CTB's recommendation to avoid non-essential visits to the country or at least take precautions and remain highly vigilant."



פרסום ראשון: 05.01.12, 15:01
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