Israel’s prime minister congratulated Türkiye’s president on Tuesday for Turkish intelligence’s efforts to prevent attacks against Israelis in Turkey.
“I am very grateful to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his people for their assistance in preventing violence against Israelis in Türkiye,” tweeted Naftali Bennett.
Bennett complimented the security work of both nations for preventing assaults on Israelis in Istanbul.
He stated that Israel is gradually returning to “normal” because of “effective and life-saving” actions, but he urged Israelis to remain vigilant.
Israel reduces its travel advisory for Türkiye.
Also on Tuesday, the Counter-Terror Bureau of Israel’s National Security Council decreased its travel warning for Istanbul from high to medium. The upgrade applies to the entirety of Türkiye.
However, Israelis were warned against non-essential travel to Türkiye.
During his visit to Türkiye last Thursday, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid praised Turkish intelligence for foiling an Iranian plan in Istanbul and praised the Turkish government for its “professional, coordinated activity.”
Lapid stated that Iran was responsible for the attempted terrorist assaults, emphasizing that Iran’s act constituted a “clear infringement of Turkish sovereignty.”
In addition, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu emphasized that Ankara was cooperating with Tel Aviv to combat terrorism and any threats against Israeli people, adding that Turkey would never permit terrorist assaults on its soil.