March 22nd, 2013
12:26 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama gets diplomatic coup before heading to Jordan

Jerusalem (CNN) - President Barack Obama arrived in Jordan on Friday after scoring a diplomatic coup just before leaving Israel when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu phoned his Turkish counterpart to apologize for the Israeli commando raid in 2010 that killed eight Turks and an American of Turkish origin in a Gaza-bound flotilla.

The apology, long sought by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan, could help restore normal relations between Turkey and Israel, two vital U.S. allies in the Middle East.

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soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. freedom

    Also, it's been a welcome releif to not see Obama campaigning across America. He can stay away as long as he'd like – we can run the country without him.

    March 22, 2013 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  2. Joi Gibson

    Well done Mr. President, well done!!

    @rs – how does one work a party that doesn't recognize reality? – only a psychiatrist would be able to answer that and that psychiatrist would then need mental help. The Republicans are enough to make anyone go mad.

    March 22, 2013 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
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