Netanyahu: Israel Investigating Whether Istanbul Attack Was Aimed at Israelis

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, on March 6, 2016
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The Jerusalem Post reports:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that officials in Jerusalem were in contact with their counterparts in Turkey in an attempt to clarify whether the suicide bombing in Istanbul was aimed at Israeli tourists.

The premier made the remarks during a televised statement from the Foreign Ministry’s emergency situation room in Jerusalem.

When asked if he was in contact with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister said he was not.

Netanyahu noted that in such situations communication and intelligence cooperation are coordinated between two countries and has instructed the Foreign Ministry to issue travel warnings to Turkey due to the severity of the current circumstances.

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