President Shimon Peres sent a letter of condolence to Turkish President Abdullah Gul following the tragic mining accident in Turkey, which left 245 dead.
In his letter, Peres wrote "I wish to extend my deepest condolences, and those of the people of Israel, to your country on the tragic accident in Manisa. We are all shocked at the loss of life of innocent people at work and our thoughts are with the people of Turkey.
"At times of tragedy we must all do what we can to help one another and we have offered Turkey whatever assistance you require at this time." (Ynetnews)