What made Erdogan change his mind about aid from Israel?

27.10.2011                      29.Tischrei. 5772

Erdbebenhilfe:

What made Erdogan change his mind about aid from Israel?

The media's focus on the earthquake has distracted attention from the fighting in Iraq, but Erdogan understands that while he is sending the army to kill Iraqi Kurdish fighters, he cannot allow thousands of Turkish Kurds to freeze.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan conceded yesterday that "there were a few failures in the first 24 hours" of the government's response to the earthquake. But that is not why he suddenly changed his mind and agreed to accept Israel's offer of assistance.
Erdogan is worried about the weeks and months ahead, in which thousands of people in the district of Van will have to live in the open until the thousands of houses destroyed in the earthquake are rebuilt. Temperatures in Van are already near zero, and the high mountains surrounding it are snow-covered….