Israel tells its citizens to get out of Turkey now

Pedestrians walk along Istiklal Street, a busy shopping and entertainment hub in central Istanbul, a day after a suicide bomb attack, March 20, 2016. (AFP/YASIN AKGUL)

Pedestrians walk along Istiklal Street, a busy shopping and entertainment hub in central Istanbul, a day after a suicide bomb attack, March 20, 2016. (AFP/YASIN AKGUL)

Severe new travel warning issued following Istanbul terror attack and Turkish intel on Islamic State plots to target Jews

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Threats against embassies ‘very reminiscent’ of pre-9/11 chatter

Homeland security terrorist threat levels

By Michael O’Brien, NBC News

The threats that led to the U.S. closing almost two dozen embassies abroad this weekend is based on intelligence that is reminiscent of the “chatter” preceding the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a top senator on intelligence matters said Sunday. 

“The one thing we can talk about is the fact that there’s been an awful lot of chatter out there,” Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., the ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He said the chatter is “very reminiscent of what we saw pre-9/11.”

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