Israel has issued an abrupt and highly unusual alert to its citizens traveling or working in Turkey, warning all Israelis to evacuate the capital Istanbul immediately. Officials have said intelligence reports suggest a possible Iranian kidnap or murder plot of its nationals potentially in progress.
“Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau has raised its alert level for Istanbul to the highest possible level, calling on any Israelis in the city to leave immediately or risk their lives,” The Times of Israel writes of the Monday warning. Israelis are further being advised to avoid travel in other parts of Turkey as well.
The heightened alert message came hours following Foreign Minister Yair Lapid informing a meeting of government ministers that there is a “real and immediate” threat to Israelis in Istanbul in particular, and Turkey in general…
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