As it continues to grapple with the aftermath of a massive earthquake,
Ankara's rejection of most offers of help -- including from the U.S., Britain and Germany -- comes as workers continue to sift through the rubble caused by the magnitude-7.2 earthquake that struck on Sunday. The death toll so far is at 239.
Turkey has had a strained, if not stormy, relationship with Israel over its military raid on a Turkish ship leading an aid flotilla to
Turkish officials say the decision to decline assistance was not politically motivated.