Turkish soldier on Syrian border 311.
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The Mossad has warned Turkey that Israel’s diplomatic missions in the country
could be targeted by Iran, the Turkish daily Hurriyet reported
Citing a story aired on NTV News, Hurriyet said the Mossad sent
a letter to Turkey’s MIT National Intelligence Agency warning of a plot by the
Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Force to attack Israeli targets in the
country. Israel maintains an embassy in Ankara and also has a consulate in
Four individuals have already entered Turkey from Iran and are
in possession of weapons and materials to be used in the attacks, the report
Israeli diplomats in Turkey are routinely under a highstate of
alert due to a constant terror threat against Israelis in the country. Several
years ago, an Iranian plot was thwarted to down an Israeli airliner in Turkey
with shoulder to air missiles. Hamas is also believed to have increased its
operations in Turkey in recent years.
News of the terror alert comes
weeks after a series of alleged Iranian plots to attack Israeli targets were
thwarted in Georgia, Azerbaijan and Thailand. One attack succeeded when a bomb
attached to an Israeli diplomatic car injured Tali Yehoshua Koren in New Delhi.