Israel lifts Turkey travel ban

Israel lifts Turkey travel ban

JERUSALEM — Israel has lifted an advisory warning its citizens against traveling to Turkey.

The warning was issued following Israel’s May 31 interception of an aid flotilla from Turkey bound for Gaza, in which nine Turkish passengers were killed.

Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau canceled the warning Tuesday afternoon following “calm and a lack of massive rallies against Israel.”

Israelis in Turkey are still warned to stay away from rallies and avoid having political arguments with local residents.

Prior to the warning, Turkey was a popular vacation spot for Israelis.