Netanyahu: Israel probing whether Istanbul blast was aimed at Israelis

March 19, 2016 20:09

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that officials in Jerusalem were in contact with their counterparts in Turkey in an attempt to clarify whether the suicide bombing in Istanbul was aimed at Israeli tourists.

The premier made the remarks during a televised statement from the Foreign Ministry’s emergency situation room in Jerusalem.

When asked if he was in contact with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister said he was not.

Netanyahu added that Israeli officials were seeking clarifications from Ankara over an incendiary tweet made by a senior member of the ruling party.

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