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Obama Pushes Reconciliation Between Turkey and Israel

Obama Pushes Reconciliation Between Turkey and Israel

Posted on 24 Mar 2013 at 12:08pm

US President Barack Obama wrapped up his four-day Middle East tour with visit of Jordan’s amazing ancient city of Petra Saturday, news agencies reported.

One of the major achievements of Obama’s trip was persuading Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to apologize on behalf of Israel for the 2010 Mavi Marmara incident, a commando raid on an aid flotilla that left nine Turkish activists dead. That was an important step toward reconciling two friends of the US – Israel and Turkey, considering that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accepted the apology.

Most of Obama’s Middle East tour was spent in…