Foreign Ministry warns against nonessential travel to Turkey

Welcome to Saturday’s liveblog, covering events as they unfold on the 12th day of Operation Protective Edge.

The Foreign Ministry has just issued a travel warning to Israeli citizens against nonessential travel to Turkey.

“Given the public atmosphere in Turkey in light of Operation Protective Edge, we are honing our recommendation to avoid visits to the state that aren’t essential,” the Foreign Ministry says.

Violent protests took place outside the Israeli Embassy in Ankara and the consulate in Istanbul on Thursday.

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