IDF troops who flew to Turkey as part of the "Olive Branches" rescue delegation on Tuesday evening rescued three civilians who were found under the rubble of buildings that collapsed in Monday morning’s earthquake.
The forces are continuing to work to rescue more civilians.
An IDF Medical Corps, Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Health medical aid delegation will depart Israel on Wednesday and head for southern Turkey.
The delegation will establish a field hospital, assist the Home Front Command in locating missing persons and extracting them from the ruins, and focus on providing medical treatment in field hospitals using advanced Israeli medical equipment.
Leading the delegation is the Commander of the Search and Rescue Brigade, COL Elad Edri. The preliminary preparations for the delegation were led by the Deputy IDF Chief Medical Officer and Head of the IDF Operational Medical Department, COL Dr. Tomer Koller, who will command the hospital.
The first humanitarian aid delegation of the Israel Defense Forces, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Defense landed on Tuesday morning in an airport in Adana, Turkey.