After Hitch, Turkey and Armenia Normalize Ties

After Hitch, Turkey and Armenia Normalize TiesTurkey and Armenia recently signed an historic agreement to establish normal diplomatic relations and reopen their borders, after a last-minute dispute over wording sent Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other diplomats into frantic efforts to salvage the deal.

For Turkey and Armenia, neighbors sundered by a century of bitterness over the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks, the tumultuous day illustrated how hard it is to heal the wounds of history, and the need for the persistent quality of goodwill in international affairs.