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Friday, April 08, 2016

Israelis warned to leave Turkey immediately

A reminder that I am in Boston where the Sabbath doesn't start for another couple of hours.

Israel's National Counter-Terrorism Bureau is urging all Israelis to leave Turkey at once due to a specific terrorist threat.
The National Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau released a statement Friday warning Israelis at home and  abroad to avoid travel to Turkey due to the "heightened security risk" and  "threat of an terror attacks" in the country.

"Following the evaluation of the current situation in Turkey, we have raised the alert level," the statement from the bureau begins. 
"At the same time we encourage Israelis currently in Turkey to refrain from visiting tourist areas with large crowds and follow the instructions of local security officials," the statement added.
The statement noted that the travel warning was "hot" or of high value and that the defense establishment "wished to reiterate its recommendation to avoid visiting the country and those in it to leave as soon as possible".
Stay safe folks - and get out of there while you can. 

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At 6:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kemalism was never able to make Turkey completely secular, in the modern Western pattern. The Diyanet is a Constitutionally-founded Government Ministry. Beyond that, it's fundamentalist Sunni.

Add to it that the AKP is a spinoff of the late "Virtue Party", but allegedly non-religious.

If Erdogan stays in power, there will be pogroms (though perhaps not government-sponsored.)


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