Israel advised its citizens not to visit Turkey

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The diplomatic row between Turkey and Israel has entered the domain of tourism, with Israel’s Tourism Minister Yariv Levin warning Israelis not to travel Turkey, Ynet reported.

“I advise you not to visit Turkey, and I would have said the same even prior to recent events,” Levin told to Ynet. “As long as Turkey treats us like it did, there is no reason to fly there,” he added.

The diplomatic row between the two countries started after Israeli soldiers killed 58 Gazans and wounded thousands of others as they protested around the Israeli border on Monday. On Tuesday, the Turkish foreign ministry expelled Israeli Ambassador Eitan Naeh for an undetermined period of time and Naeh was allegedly humiliated by Turkish security at the airport while leaving the country.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Benjamin Netanyahu also traded barbs over Monday’s massacre in Gaza, with Erdoğan saying Netanyahu had “blood on his hands” and inviting him to read the Ten Commandments. Netanyahu responded by calling Erdoğan one of the biggest supporters of Hamas and advised him not to preach combat ethics to Israel.



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