I live in Israel, and at the 12th of August I need to travel to some place in Russia.

My travel goes through Turkey, as the place I am traveling to costs more and takes longer if I travel through Moscow.

Now Israel is at war, and Turkey goes against Israel and the news says:

Please avoid non-essential traveling to Turkey

What does that mean?

Real message translation:

Warning: Avoid non-essential travel to Turkey

The face of violent protests in Turkey against Israeli Foreign Ministry called avoid unnecessary visits and take precautions. Diplomats were evacuated close

closed as off-topic by Cerberus, terdon, tchrist, FumbleFingers, TimLymington Jul 19 '14 at 20:54

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  • Welcome to the site! Was this message originally in Hebrew? If so, does it make sense to try and interpret the translation? – Cerberus Jul 19 '14 at 13:26
  • @Cerberus I don't really know hebrew that well, thats why I translated it to english – Ben Jul 19 '14 at 13:27
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a message written in Hebrew, translated by the OP, that we are supposed to interpret. – Cerberus Jul 19 '14 at 14:03
  • This is not about English, you could ask on Travel instead. However, these are just political considerations really and they don't apply to when you just pass through a country in transit to another. – terdon Jul 19 '14 at 14:05

In the above passage, non-essential travel means-

  • Non necessary trip


  • Non urgent trip

So basically the government is announcing that you must avoid that route unless completely necessary or urgent.

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