Israel moving toward easing Turkey travel warning, though threat remains
Israel may roll back an extraordinary advisory warning its citizens away from Turkey last week, after an Iranian plot to kidnap or kill Israeli in Istanbul was apparently foiled, according to reports Sunday.
The Israeli travel warning, which called on citizens to avoid travel to Istanbul for any reason and to avoid unnecessary travel to anywhere else in Turkey has been in place since June 13. Officials in both countries indicated recently that they were seeking to have the restriction lifted in time for the summer travel season.
Officially, the government said in a statement Sunday that the warning remains as is, but that they hoped to be able to change their instructions soon so that Israelis would be able to travel to the popular destination “without fear.”