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HDN’s Demirtaş analyses how the Turkish-US ties look like in Obama’s second term from Chicago
President Barack Obama applauds after his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS Photo
Turkey and the United States are expected to enter a new and intensified hectic
period amid ongoing regional crises, such as Syria’s turmoil and Iran’s
controversial nuclear drive, amid Democrat Barack Obama’s victory in the U.S.
Although Obama’s relatively non-interventionist and
multilateral foreign policy will not shift much in its direction, expectations
are high that he will be much more engaged with global affairs in his second
However, before diving into world politics, he needs to
appoint a new figure to lead American diplomacy, replacing outgoing Secretary
of State Hillary Clinton.
Among the candidates for the post of top U.S. diplomat
include John Kerry, a senator for Massachusetts, and Susan Rice, the U.S.
permanent representative at the U.N. Security Council, although the former’s
chances appear much higher than they do for Rice, a career diplomat.
Stay tuned to the HDN website with more details to come.