Turkey says ‚yes‘ to Israeli earthquake aid offer

26.10.2011                      28.Tischrei. 5772


Turkey says 'yes' to Israeli earthquake aid offer

Defense Ministry to send plane carrying 7 mobile homes to quake-devastated province, more aid to follow; foreign ministry source warns move won't necessarily ease diplomatic tensions between countries.

Turkey on Tuesday finally accepted Israel's earthquake aid, two days after a devastating temblor hit eastern Turkey, and following a number of rebuffed Israeli government offers of assistance.
According to a Foreign Ministry spokesman, the Turks made a request through Israel's embassy in Ankara for Israel to send mobile homes to the devastated Van province where the earthquake hit….