Turkey is a ‘safe country’, Ankara says after Israeli warnings

Turkey is a ‘safe country’, Ankara says after Israeli warnings

Turkey is a ‘safe country’, Ankara says after Israeli warnings

Turkey is a ‘safe country’, Ankara says after Israeli warnings (credits:google)Turkey is a ‘safe country’, Ankara says after Israeli warnings

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  • Israel has urged Turkish citizens to flee the country due to worries of Iranian threats.
  • Turkey’s foreign ministry says “certain nations” had issued travel advisories in an indirect reaction.
  • The warnings come as tensions between Iran and Israel have risen again, with Tehran accusing Israel of a series of strikes.
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Turkey’s foreign ministry declared on Tuesday that it is a “safe country” after Israeli officials urged their residents to flee the country due to worries of Iranian threats.

The ministry stated that “certain nations” had issued travel advisories in an indirect reaction that did not include Israel.

Turkey “is a safe country” that “continues to battle terrorism,” according to the statement.

“These travel advisories are thought to be linked to a variety of international developments and motives,” it continued.

Yair Lapid, Israel’s foreign minister, advised Turkish citizens to evacuate “as soon as possible” following reports that Iranian operatives were planning assaults on Israelis in Istanbul.

Iranian agents posed a “serious and imminent threat,” he added.

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According to Israel’s Yediot Ahronot newspaper, many Iranian “cells” are plotting attacks against Israeli tourists in Turkey, according to an unnamed security officer.

The warnings come as tensions between Iran and Israel have risen again, with Tehran accusing Israel of a series of strikes on its nuclear and military infrastructure, both in Iran and in Syria.

Despite the fact that Israel and Turkey have been at odds for more than a decade, Turkey remains a popular vacation destination for Israelis.

In recent months, Ankara and Israel have restored ties, with senior Turkish politicians noting Israel’s importance to Turkey’s tourism sector.

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