Tel Aviv Warns Israelis Against Visiting Turkey


The Voice of Russia
Sept 9 2011

Israel’s Headquarters for Fighting Terrorism has urged Israelis to
refrain from visiting Turkey, the Yediot Aharanot daily reported on
Friday, citing a chill in bilateral ties.

The newspaper said that Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman
is planning a series of retribution measures against Turkey, which
will be discussed during a special session in Tel Aviv on Saturday.

These include a travel advisory warning Israelis, especially those who
served in the IDF, against visits to Turkey, as well as cooperation
with Armenia, which wants Turkey to recognize the genocide of Armenians
in the Ottoman Empire during and after World War One.

Ankara has downgraded diplomatic relations with Tel Aviv after Israel
refused to apologize for the death of Turkish citizens in a commando
raid on a Gaza-bound humanitarian convoy of ships in May 2010.

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