Turkish Raids Aim to Lower Israeli Threat Warning (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gabe Kahn 05/01/12)
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Israel´s Counter-Terrorism Bureau on Tuesday lowered its threat
warning for Israelis travelling to Turkey.
The decision came after Ankara in recent days ordered a series of
raids on groups targeting Israelis in Turkey.
The raids were reportedly possible due to Israeli cooperation with
Turkish security officials "behind the scenes."
While the raids did not eradicate the terror groups targeting
Israelis in Turkey, they were deemed sufficient to remove "the
The current rating of "continuous potential threat" is the lowest
level of threat warning issued by the CTB.
"Turkey is still a country where there is an ongoing threat of
terrorist attacks against Israelis," the lowered warning said on
"Therefore, the Counter Terrorism Bureau recommends avoiding non-
essential visits to Turkey," it advised. "Or, at least taking the
Tuesday´s decision to lower the threat level for Israelis wishing to
travel to Turkey comes over a year after a much more serious warning
Last March, the Turkish media reported that Turkish intelligence
officials had credible warnings that Iran´s covert foreign action
Quds force planned to strike at Israeli diplomats in Ankara.
The Turkish raids and lowered threat warning comes just months after
a series of attacks targeting Israeli diplomats in Asia.
A botched bombing attempt in Bangkok was carried out by three Iranian
nationals, while police in Delhi have arrested a man in connection to
the bombing of an Israeli diplomat´s car with ties to Iran.
Police in Tsbili, Georgia disarmed a bomb attached to an Israeli
embassy car as well. However, the investigation into that incident
has not yielded fruit. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 05/01/12)
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