The Obama admin has achieved more success than ever before in getting Turkey and Armenia to negotiate some settlement of their disputes, another sign of the White House's strong leadership in the area of international peace. Strange how this isn't being talked about much in the TV media.
|Armenia-Turkey sign peace deal, pitfalls ahead
ZURICH (Reuters) - Turkey and Armenia signed a landmark peace accord on Saturday to restore ties and open their shared border after a century of hostility stemming from the World War One mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman forces.
But in an indication of the many pitfalls that lie ahead of its implementation, the ceremony was marred by a three-hour delay due to last-minute disagreements on statements, forcing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to engage in intense discussions to salvage a deal.