Obama brokers Israeli apology over Turkey flotilla raid

US President Barack Obama writes in a guest book with Israel's President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo: Reuters

For all the warm words from the US president Barack Obama during his trip to Israel this week, it was a speech from another leader which could have the most lasting impact.

The president brokered an apology by Benjamin Netanyahu over an Israeli raid which killed nine Turkish activists in 2010.

ITV News Middle East Correspondent John Ray reports:

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said all of Turkey's fundamental demands had been met with the apology.

In a telephone call with his Turkish counterpart earlier on Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu apologised for the killings and said Israel would pay compensation to the families of victims aboard the flotilla.