Turkey sends 2 planes with quake aid to Pakistan
Turkey's military General Staff, government ministries, civil defence officials and Red Crescent are coordinating their relief effort with Pakistan's embassy in Ankara, the statement said. Well over 1,000 people were killed in northern Pakistan and India in the 7.6 magnitude quake, the region's strongest in living memory. The death toll is expected to climb further. Muslim Turkey, which is also very prone to earthquakes, has warm ties with Pakistan. President Pervez Musharraf spent part of his youth in Turkey and speaks some Turkish.
Source: Reuters via AlertNet