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Israeli security whisks nationals out of Turkey over Iranian plot

Several Israeli tourists have been taken out of Turkey amid warnings of planned Iranian attacks.
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The scenes described this week by Israeli tourists whisked out of Turkey by secret agents to escape Iranian assassins sounded like something out of an action film.

Channel 13 News reported June 13 on a call received by an Israeli couple from a person described as a senior intelligence community official. “He asked us where we were. We said we were touring a bazaar. At first, we thought someone was pulling our leg, but then we realized this was serious. He asked us to stop where we were, avoid standing out and wait quietly at a certain corner. We asked to go back to our hotel to pick up our things, but we were told not to go there under any circumstances because terrorists were waiting there to kill us. Within 15 minutes, a van stopped next to us. There were at least 10 Israeli security people or agents inside. They told us that Iranians were waiting at the hotel to kill us and that we were going directly to the airport.” 

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