‘Peace between Israel, Turkey a diplomatic victory for Obama’

Washington : US President Barack Obama’s efforts to broker peace between Israel and Turkey – the two key allies of America in the region-  have been hailed by the media here as a major diplomatic victory, reports PTI.

‘Peace between Israel, Turkey a diplomatic victory for Obama’

Due to his personal diplomatic efforts, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan o apologies for the errors in a 2010 raid on a ship bound for Gaza that had soured the relationship between America’s two key allies in the region.

  Obama has been hailed by the American media for his diplomatic victory. “The apology, in a diplomatic victory for President Barack Obama, paves the way for the restoration of normal relations between the two regional powers,” The Wall Street Journal said.

   Welcoming the restoration of normal relations between Israel and Turkey, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, appreciated the role of “US President Obama” in reaching this positive outcome.

 “Assisting Israel and Turkey in restoring their good relations had been a core objective of the Secretary-General’s efforts in the aftermath of the May 2010 flotilla incident.

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