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October 25, 2011 3:45 pm

Turkey Requests Aid from Israel

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Haaretz – For the first time since a massive earthquake struck Turkey’s east, Ankara has asked Israel for aid on Tuesday, after rejecting several offers by top Israeli officials in the last two days

On Monday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected an aid offer by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu however, Israeli officials indicated on Tuesday that Turkish officials have indeed issued an official request for aid, saying that the Turkish Foreign Ministry asked that Israel send portable structures to be used as temporary housing for those who lost their homes in the quake.

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