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Turkey Requests Aid From Israel Following Earthquake

Two days after devastating earthquake, Ankara submits requests with Jerusalem for transfer of mobile homes to disaster-stricken area. Foreign Ministry to dispatch equipment as soon as possible
By: Ronen Madzini
Published: October 25th, 2011 in News » World

Crisis Diplomacy? Turkey has requested Israel for assistence, two days after a devastating 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the eastern part of the country, Ynet has learned on Tuesday.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry submitted an official request with Jerusalem for the transfer of mobile housing units. The request was transferred from the Turkish Foreign Ministry to the Israeli Embassy in Ankara, which immediately notified the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem.

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman instructed the Ministry's Director-General Rafael Barak to transfer the necessary equipment as soon as possible.

As of now, Turkey has not requested aid in the form of manpower.

Immediately after the earthquake struck on Sunday Lieberman instructed his office to prepare to send aid to Turkey. President Shimon Peres also called his Turkish counterpart Abduallah Gul in order to offer Israel's assistance. However, Ankara rejected the bid, as well as other offers from the international community.

"Given the sensitive situation, this is a good step forward," an Israeli official involved in the affair told Ynet. "In these situations you put all the problems and politics aside. We hope everything is carried out as planned," he said.

Earlier on Tuesday, Turkish officials said the death toll has reached 432, adding that 1,352 people were injured in Sunday's quake.

There was still no power or running water and aid distribution was disrupted as desperate people stopped trucks even before they entered Ercis. Aid workers said they were able to find emergency housing for only about half the people who needed it.

This article is reprinted with permission from Ynet.

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