B'nai B'rith International also welcomed the restoration of full relations between the two countries:
The normalization of relations between Israel and Turkey — the region's only two democracies — sends a strong message of stability in a troubled part of the world.
This positive development comes amid the rapidly deteriorating situation in Syria, where human rights groups estimate 70,000 Syrians have been killed in the two years since the uprising against Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and countless thousands have been displaced.
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