Turkish rescuers saved a two-week old baby who had been buried by rubble after a 7.2 magnitude hit the country on Sunday.
The infant, named Azra, was found under her collapsed home in Ercis, the town hit the hardest by the quake.
Search-and-rescue teams have been working nonstop in an attempt to find survivors among destroyed buildings. It is a slow and arduous process, but the rescue workers have already saved scores of people, including a pregnant woman, a number of children, a police officer and his wife, and Azra's grandmother.
A 9-year-old named Oguz Isler was rescued after being trapped beneath a house for eight hours. His parents and other relatives are still underneath the rubble.
I fell on the ground face down. When I tried to move my head, it hit the door, the boy told The Associated Press, describing the quake. I tried to get out and was able to open a gap with my fists in the wall but could not move my body further. The wall crumbled quickly when I hit it.
We started shouting: 'Help! We're here,' he added, referring to his 12 and 16-year-old cousins, who were also saved. They found us a few hours later, they took me out about 8 1/2 hours later. ... I was OK but felt very bad, lonely. ... I still have a headache, but the doctor said I was fine.
But, rescuers don't always find survivors, and their job is also to recover the remains of those who died in the earthquake. The death toll has risen to 366 people, and as the hours and days tick by, that number will only rise.
Additionally, more the 1,000 people were injured in the quake, and most of the residents of Van and Ercis are currently homeless, their apartment buildings and homes having collapsed on Sunday.
The Turkish Red Crescent gave out 13,000 tents and is preparing to build temporary shelter for 40,000 more people. Nonetheless, as many residents have spent the last two nights outside, huddled around fires, and some people in Turkey are complaining that the rescue effort is not enough.
We were sent 25 tents for 150 homes. Everybody is waiting outside, we've got small children, we've got nothing left, Ahmet Arikes, head of the village of Amik, told Australia's Broadcast Corporation.
I didn't think the Red Crescent was successful enough in giving away tents, Huseyin Celik, deputy chairman of the ruling AK Party, told CNN Turk. I apologise to our people.
Turkey has so far refused aid from dozens of countries, including Armenia and Greece, but has accepted aid from Bulgaria, Azerbaijan and Iran.
Israel, which has had a number of political disagreements with Turkey recently, offered aid and anything from food, medicine, medical staff and equipment to search-and-rescue teams, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said, according to Reuters.
At this difficult time Israel is willing to provide any aid required anywhere in Turkey and at any time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Turkish President Abdullah Gül in a statement.
I am under the impression the Turks do not want our help, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told Channel 2 News. Right now [their answer] is negative but if they see they need more aid and don't have it, or if they rethink it, we have made the offer and remain prepared [to help].
After a devastating earthquake in ?zmit, Turkey in 1999, which resulted in more than 17,000 deaths, Israel sent military rescue teams. The Israelis rescued 12 people -- including a 10-year-old Israeli girl -- and located 140 bodies.