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  • Rescuers battle to find Turkey quake survivors, save baby

    October 25, 2011 | 8:55 am

    Rescuers pulled a two-week-old baby girl alive from the arms of her mother buried under a collapsed building on Tuesday as a search continued for survivors from a quake in eastern Turkey that killed at least 366 people and left thousands homeless.

    Hope of finding people alive under...

  • Netanyahu offers quake aid to Turkey

    October 24, 2011 | 3:48 pm

    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to offer condolences for those killed in a devastating earthquake and said the Jewish state was ready to help, officials of both countries said.

    Relations between Israel and Turkey have...

  • Turkey quake kills at least 279, hundreds missing [UPDATE]

    October 24, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    [UPDATE: 10:43 a.m.]

    Rescuers searched the rubble of collapsed buildings Monday for survivors and victims of a major earthquake that killed at least 279 people and injured more than 1,300 in mainly Kurdish southeast Turkey.

    Rescue and relief efforts focused on the city of Van and...

  • Turkey rejects earthquake aid offers, including Israel’s

    October 24, 2011 | 8:55 am

    Turkey has rejected all international aid, including an Israeli offer, in the wake of a strong earthquake that collapsed buildings and left hundreds dead.

    Sunday’s temblor, which measured 7.3 on the Richter scale and was centered in southeastern Turkey, was felt in central Tel Aviv,...

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  • More than 100 dead, hundreds missing after Turkey earthquake [UPDATE]

    October 23, 2011 | 7:21 pm

    [UPDATE: 5:22 p.m.]

    More than 100 people were confirmed killed and hundreds more feared dead on Sunday when a powerful earthquake hit southeast Turkey, flattening buildings and leaving survivors crying for help from under the rubble.

    As a cold night fell, survivors and emergency...

  • Turkey: no call yet for foreign aid after quake

    October 23, 2011 | 2:52 pm

    Turkey has not yet made any call for international assistance after Sunday’s powerful earthquake in which many people were feared killed, a Foreign Ministry official said.

    The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Turkey had received offers of assistance from dozens of...

  • Ehud Barak says Turkey declined Israeli aid offer

    October 23, 2011 | 1:45 pm

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Sunday Ankara has declined aid offered by the Jewish state after an earthquake struck southeast Turkey.

    “I am under the impression the Turks do not want our help,” Barak told Channel 2 News.

    “Right now (their answer) is negative but if...

  • Israel prepares earthquake aid for Turkey

    October 23, 2011 | 1:25 pm

    Israel has offered to send aid to Turkey following a strong earthquake that has collapsed buildings and reportedly left hundreds dead.

    The scope of the aid in response to the earthquake that hit southeastern Turkey early Sunday will depend on Turkey’s willingness to accept it,...

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