Sunday, October 23, 2011

Turkey hit by Quake. Israel offers aid

A strong earthquake has hit Turkey and up to 1,000 are feared dead. Dozens of buildings have collapsed and phone and power lines are down in the southeast of the country, near Turkey's border with Iran.

And Israel has offered aid.

From J Post:
"Following initial reports of the earthquake, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Israel will offer Turkey "any assistance required" to deal with the aftermath of the natural disaster.

Barak ordered the Defense Ministry's head of the political-diplomatic bureau to transmit Israel's offer of help to Turkey.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said Israel was willing to provide "anything from food, medicine, medical staff and equipment and search-and-rescue teams" to Turkey. Palmor said Israel was awaiting Ankara's reply."


Juniper in the Desert said...

Dear God!! I was wondering what Israel would do about this!! Norway rebuffed Israeli help regarding the Anders Breivik shootings, I bet so does Turkey. This is more humiliating than ANY exchange of prisoners!!

Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

yeah i'm sure that offer will win turkey over any day now. after all, the assistance rendered to iran by the U.S. after the Bam earthquake did such wonders for relations between tehran and Washington. oh how about this idea! Israel should send an aid flotilla to turkey how grand!