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.


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