Gov't investigating detention of Israelis at Turkey airport

September 5, 2011 11:18

The Foreign Ministry was investigating a Monday morning incident in which Israeli travelers were detained and questioned at Istanbul Airport and has been in contact with Turkey to find out if incident came about as the result of a new directive or if it was a local initiative by airport authorities, a spokesman stated.

The spokesman added that an incident of this nature has never previously been known to occur to Israeli travelers in Turkey.

The Foreign Ministry was also in contact with the Israelis who were detained, in attempts to find out exactly what they were asked by Turkish authorities at the airport.

Israel planned to keep a close eye on additional flights from Israel to Turkey throughout the day to determine if anything out of the ordinary occurs.

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