Obama: Timing was right for Israel, Turkey reconciliation

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 22, 2013 19:57

"I have long said that it is in the interest of Israel and Turkey to restore normal relations between two countries that have historically had good ties," US President Barack Obama said on Friday.

In a joint conference with Jordanian King Abdullah II, Obama said that during his visit, it appeared that the timing was good, and that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "agreed the 'moment was right'" for reconciliation.

Obama added that the reconciliation is still a work in progress that is "just beginning."

"There will still be significant disagreements, not just on the Palestinian question but on a range of different issues," Obama stated, but added that the two countries have a "shared interest and have been extrordinarily strong partners in the past."


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