Israel tells its citizens to avoid Istanbul, warns Iran not to harm them
JERUSALEM, June 13 (Reuters) – Israel raised its Istanbul travel advisory to the highest level on Monday because of what it said was a threat of Iranian attempts to kill or abduct Israelis vacationing in Turkey.
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said a “huge effort” by Israel’s security forces had saved “Israeli lives in recent weeks”, and thanked the Turkish government for its contribution.
He did not give further details. An Israeli security official told Reuters Turkey had arrested several suspected “operatives” of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.
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Israelis told to leave Istanbul, stay away from Turkey, amid Iran terror threat
Severe travel warning issued for Istanbul, and Lapid urges against all travel to Turkey, after Israeli, Turkish security forces said to thwart plot to kidnap, kill Israeli tourists
Jun 13, 2022
Israel on Monday issued its most severe travel warning for the Turkish city of Istanbul, over attempts by Iran to attack Israeli travelers.
The National Security Council said it raised the warning level to 4, the highest, where Israelis are explicitly told not to visit an area and to leave if they are already inside. Countries with the level-4 “high threat” warning include Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Iran.
The authority said it raised the warning level amid “the continuing threat and amid the escalation of Iranian intentions to harm Israelis in Turkey, with an emphasis on Istanbul.”
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