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Israel issues travel warning to Turkey
May 31, 2010 15:07
Counter-Terrorism Bureau: "Violent outbreaks" likely after raid.
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Turkey protest flag burning 311. (photo credit:AP)

The National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau (NSCCTB) issued a severe travel warning to Israelis in Turkey, and urged Israelis to keep from traveling there.

"In response to the events surrounding the protest flotilla, there are growing protests by the government and public in Turkey. This delicate state of affairs is liable to deteriorate into violent outbreaks against Israelis in Turkey," the warning said.

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The move came as a response to
unrest in Turkey, where protesters had tried to storm the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul over an IDF raid on the “Free Gaza”ships in international waters earlier in the day which left at least 15 activists dead.
"Israelis due to leave for Turkey should – at this stage – refrain from traveling until the situation becomes clear," the statement added.

"Israelis currently in Turkey should remain in their places of residence, avoid city centers and sites in which demonstrations are being held, and monitor developments out of concern that the situation could worsen."

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