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After Lapid trip, Israel said to weigh narrowing travel warning to Turkey

Tourists pass through a police checkpoint in Istanbul as Blue Mosque (sultanahmet) and Hagia Sophia Mosque are surrounded by a police fence for security reasons, on June 14, 2022 (Ozan KOSE / AFP)
Tourists pass through a police checkpoint in Istanbul as Blue Mosque (sultanahmet) and Hagia Sophia Mosque are surrounded by a police fence for security reasons, on June 14, 2022 (Ozan KOSE / AFP)

In the wake of Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s snap visit to Turkey earlier today, Israel is reportedly weighing narrowing its major travel warning to the country.

According to Channel 13 news, Israel is considering somewhat walking back its warning, after earlier this month it instructed all citizens not to visit and called on anyone already in Turkey to return home immediately. Instead, the unsourced report claimed, Jerusalem could state that only non-essential travel should be canceled.

Lapid visited Turkey amid ongoing activities to thwart Iranian attacks on Israeli targets in the country. Ankara reported this morning that it had foiled an attempt by Iranian assassins to kidnap Israelis, following in the wake of multiple similar reports in recent weeks about thwarted attacks.

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