Following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake, Turkey has rejected aid from Israel.

According to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Turkish President Abdullah Gul rejected all international aid for the Sunday earthquake that killed more than 230 people and injured thousands.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu instructed all branches of the Israeli government to help Turkey, but in a call with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Gul rejected the offer.

The Israeli foreign affairs office said in a statement that Gul thanked Peres for the call, condolences and offer of assistance.

"He emphasized that according to the current picture, he hoped that Turkish rescue forces would succeed in their efforts,” the Israeli foreign affairs office said in a statement.

Israeli-Turkish relations at the highest levels ended in September when Turkey expelled the Isareli ambassador after Israel refused to apologize for the deaths of nine Turkish nationals in 2010 during an Israeli raid on a Turkish-flagged flotilla attempted to break into a naval blockade on the Gaza Strip.

Relations between the nations have been deteriorating since the Gaza war of 2008.

In September, Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced Israeli ambassadors in Ankara will no longer be allowed in the city and the Israel Defense Forces mission in Turkey was terminated.