Turkey asks for quake help, Barak sending special equipment

Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Tuesday gave special instructions to relevant members of the defense establishment to fly special equipment to Turkey to aid in the country's rescue and recovery, following a deadly earthquake in the Van district on Monday.
According to a statement released by Barak, the decision to send the equipment to Turkey came after Turkish authorities requested assistance from Israel.
The statement did not specify what type of equipment was being sent.