Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on
Monday to offer his condolences for a powerful earthquake that
killed at least 279 people in eastern Turkey, Erdogan's office
In the phone call, Netanyahu said the Jewish state was ready
to assist Turkey, a statement from Erdogan's office said.
Netanyahu's office had no immediate comment.
Ties between the two Middle Eastern countries have been
strained since Israeli commandos last year raided a Turkish flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip, killing nine pro-Palestinian