Turkish anchor wears blackface to report on Obama’s visit.

A YouTube video has popped up of a Turkish anchor wearing dark face paint when reporting on President Obama’s recent visit to the country. Jonathan Turley has a rough translation of what the anchor is saying:

Welcome, Mr. Obama. You took our hearts with your hospitality. We appreciate your kindness. We will do whatever America asks of us, as friends. Now, we ask the same of you.

Watch it:

It is unclear whether this is a spoof or whether the anchor is trying to “show respect” to Obama, as others have suggested.

Update:

Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks looks at what the anchor actually said. The Lede has further analysis.