Israel advises citizens to leave Turkey citing attack risk

Israel on Monday advised its citizens to leave Turkey citing the potential for jihadist attacks after three Israelis were among four people killed in a March 19 suicide bombing in Istanbul.

"It has been decided to upgrade the existing travel warning vis-a-vis Turkey from a basic concrete threat to a high concrete threat, and to reiterate our recommendation to the public to avoid visiting the country and -- for Israelis currently in Turkey -- to leave as soon as possible," a government statement said.

Source: National News Agency