2012 US ELECTIONS > Turkish-US ties to see hectic times in Obama's second term

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HDN’s Demirtaş analyses how the Turkish-US ties look like in Obama’s second term from Chicago

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President Barack Obama applauds after his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS Photo

President Barack Obama applauds after his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 7, 2012. REUTERS Photo

Serkan Demirtaş Serkan Demirtaş serkan.demirtas@hdn.com.tr

Relations between 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. presidential elections.

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 term.

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.


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gray wolf

11/7/2012 10:40:06 PM

mr red tail you sound like a kurd turkey dont beg usa we are inviting them to and the eu and nato to come and sort this tyrant out get your facts right. you sound bitter against turkey why?

tarafsız bir şeyler

11/7/2012 3:59:58 PM

Last night before the elections results would be declared almost every national tv programs in Turkey made many programs on US presidential elections. The point that made me suprise was the comments of scholars on these programmes because they made comments as if the elections had been in Turkey. And then ask myself how political leaders forget last day in assembly to explain their opinionson US elections making their weekly speech while we integrate with US domestic politics in this way.

US Observer

11/7/2012 3:28:39 PM

lol @ John Kerry...oh my.

Red Tail

11/7/2012 10:46:38 AM

After liberating Iraq from the worst dictator in the region, US wanted to use Turkish land to withdraw. Turkey refused. Now Turkey begs US to come and liberate Syria from a dictator who is like a school boy compared with Saddam Hussein? I am sorry, but this is just one of the failures of the AKP. In particular the second term under Davatoglu and Bagis has been a disaster both because of them, but also because Gul and Babacan has not been there to calm down Erdogan.
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