Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Calls to Citizens to 'Leave Istanbul Immediately'

Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Call to Citizens to Leave Istanbul Immediately
Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Calls to Citizens to 'Leave Istanbul Immediately'

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid called on his citizens to leave Turkey immediately.

of Sputnik to the news Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid called on Israeli citizens in Turkey to leave the country "as soon as possible", amid allegations that Iranian spies were plotting attacks against Israelis in Istanbul.

“There is a real and imminent danger,” Lapid said in a statement. If you are already in Istanbul, return to Israel as soon as possible. If you have a travel plan to Istanbul, cancel it as well. No holiday is more important than your life," he said.

The minister claimed that Iran had "several attempts to organize terrorist attacks against Israelis". Speaking to the Jerusalem Post newspaper earlier, Israeli security officials claimed that Iran attempted to attack Israeli citizens visiting Turkey.

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