A Let-Them-Into-The-EU update from the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
The National Security Council’s counterterrorism unit issued a travel warning Monday urging Israelis to refrain from visiting the popular southern coast of Turkey, between Alanya and Kemer, due to a “concrete terrorist threat.” The strip includes the city of Antalya, a favorite destination for Israeli tourists. Israeli officials estimated there are presently thousands of Israelis in the area.
The travel advisory comes just three days after Transportation Minister Meir Sheetrit ordered four cruise ships with some 3,500 vacationers heading to Alanya to change course and dock in Cyprus because of terror warnings. He diverted another cruise ship on Monday.
Ambassador to Turkey Pinhas Avivi told The Jerusalem Post he would recommend that Israelis in the area covered by the warning spend their vacation in other parts of of the country, such as the Aegean Coast, the Black Sea or Central Turkey.
He said the warning, which he added was drawn up with the full knowledge and cooperation of the Turkish authorities, was very specific and would likely only last for a short period.
“The nature of this warning is that you know what you are looking for, and if you know what you are looking for, you have a good chance of finding it,” he said.