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2 airlines say Israelis can change Turkey flights after warnings

People on a boat cross the Bosporus Strait from Asia to Europe, with a view of Istanbul's skyline with the Suleymaniye Mosque, in the background, June 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
People on a boat cross the Bosporus Strait from Asia to Europe, with a view of Istanbul's skyline with the Suleymaniye Mosque, in the background, June 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Turkish Airlines and Pegasus, a Turkish low-cost carrier, say Israelis can change their flight destination or date of flights.

The announcement comes after a series of warnings from Israeli leaders to stay out of Turkey due to a threat from Iran.

Israel’s warning against citizens traveling to Turkey is expected to remain in effect until an Iranian terror cell is caught.

Security services believe the Iranian cell is still in Turkey, and both Israeli and Turkish security forces are working to thwart any potential attack.

Tensions have flared between Israel and Iran as Tehran pushes its nuclear program forward, and amid a string of mysterious deaths in Iran.

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