turkey's earthquake,aftershocks and international help - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • mimi jacques
    • 26.10.11 | 14:02 (IST)

    Turkey initially refused foreign help except that of Iran's immediately after the quake in Van. Globally no one is commenting about the populace in the area- they are Kurds. I found out about that in is.fi- and how ATV-tv commented on the surviviors- now thet want the police and military to help them?Ditto Haberturk. Israel has been the beacon in helping disaster areas i.e. Haiti. For Turkey to initially refuse help to aid survivors and dig out possible survivors under the ruins and the mentality (g'ment dicta-otherwise 2 yrs prison sentence) to differentiate between victims' heritage is very,very troubling.

    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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