Not to mention that they wanted to send more, but Erdogan refused. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Fred
    • 26.10.11 | 17:31 (IST)

    Israel was ready right off the mark to send search teams, equipment, or to quote Shimon Peres, "any assistance possible". Turkey refused. The Israeli embassy offered assistance, and again, Turkey refused. Then Netanyahu, offered assistance, and again, Turkey refused. Finally, someone in Turkey came to their senses or maybe just shouted loudly enough that those way up in their ivory towers could hear it, and Turkey said "I guess we could use a couple of portable houses for all these people with nowhere to sleep." So now you get 7 portable houses, which have been sitting in a box on a loading dock somewhere while your people sat and froze through the night.

    from the article: Israel to work with IHH and Iran rescue teams in Turkey earthquake relief
    First published 11:50 26.10.11 | Last updated 11:50 26.10.11
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