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Israel offers to dispatch team to Turkey as it battles major flooding

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15.08.2021

Defense Minister Benny Gantz offered to send Israeli search-and-rescue troops to Turkey, following massive flooding in the country, his office said on Sunday.

“Defense Minister Benny Gantz, through IDF channels, contacted Turkey’s defense attache in Israel and the Turkish Defense Ministry, with an offer to send a Home Front Command delegation to Turkey, including search-and-rescue and medical assistance,” the ministry said in a statement. “This is in light of the powerful floods in the country that have already claimed dozens of lives.”

Rescuers in Turkey are racing to find survivors of flash floods in the north that have killed at least 55 people as of Sunday.

Scientists believe such natural disasters are becoming more intense and frequent because of global warming caused by polluting emissions.

The official disaster agency AFAD said teams were combing through the rubble of dozens of homes that collapsed due to the floods that hit........

© The Times of Israel


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