Turkey Rescue Team NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports from Turkey that amid all the criticism of the Turkish government's slow response to last week's earthquake, one group is enjoying lavish praise. It is AKUT -- Turkey's only privately-run search and rescue team. Although AKUT suffers a shortage of equipment, its foreign-trained members got high marks for rushing to the scenes of devastation, well before civil defense or army teams.
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Turkey Rescue Team

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Turkey Rescue Team

Turkey Rescue Team

Turkey Rescue Team

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NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports from Turkey that amid all the criticism of the Turkish government's slow response to last week's earthquake, one group is enjoying lavish praise. It is AKUT — Turkey's only privately-run search and rescue team. Although AKUT suffers a shortage of equipment, its foreign-trained members got high marks for rushing to the scenes of devastation, well before civil defense or army teams.