Inspired by daily Hürriyet columnist Ahmet Hakan, who wrote an article setting out the seven similarities between Obama and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, I will write seven
The victory of Democrat Barack Obama over Republican John McCain to win election as the next president of the United States – the first African-American to hold the nation’s highest office — was greeted with pleasure in the Turkish media yesterday, with many commentators seeing this as a promising step for the development of democracy, not only in the US, but also the entire world.
The world was riveted by the election drama unfolded yesterday in the United States, inspired by the hope embodied by Barack Obama or simply relieved that – whoever wins – an administration
The next U.S. president, whether it be Democrat Barack Obama or Republican John McCain, will face a full load of foreign policy
Several folks on Twitter are talking about post-election sex and Obama babies (children conceived on election night…mark your calendars for late July 2009). The consensus seems to be that Barack got laid in a big way last night.
Dr. CÜNEYT ÜLSEVER
Barack Obama promised a ‘new dawn of American leadership’ after he was elected the first African-American president of the US amid international acclaim and record turnout. As Congressional Democrats increased their majorities, John McCain, the crushed Republican candidate, praised his rival’s achievement
European leaders voice hope that Barack Obama will reinvigorate transatlantic ties as they congratulate him.
US President-elect Barack Obama has been invited by European Parliament President Hans-Gert Poettering to address the EU assembly in Strasbourg next April. Meanwhile, Poettering and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso outlined their views on transatlantic relations ahead of a G20 meeting in Washington on 15 November.
I was up all night, drinking vast quantities of beer and vodka, finally getting to bed around 11am UK time. It was certainly worth it – even though it was all over by 4:30 (CNN called it for Obama at 4am, with McCain’s concession speech starting just 20 minutes later) and even though I now have the kind of hangover I haven’t experienced since my student days after grabbing about 4 hours sleep.
LONDON, Nov. 5 — Through tears and whoops of joy, in celebrations that spilled onto streets on distant continents, people around the globe called Barack Obama’s election a victory for the world and a renewal of America’s ability to inspire.
German and American policy pundits and exchange students look forward to a new phase in transatlantic relations, but also recognize the limits of further US-European cooperation. That’s my conclusion from speaking to dozens of America enthusiasts at Telekom representation in Berlin, where one of the many election night parties took place.
The Democrat Barack Obama has won the US elections and will be the first black man to take up office in the White House. The European press welcomes the change in the United States.
LATimes: The Complete Text of President-elect Barack Hussein Obama’s Acceptance Speech – An Historic Moment for America and the World
The long, long election campaign season culminated today as people made their choices on hundreds of
statewide and local contests as well as the race for the next U.S. president. We’ve kept an eye on Google Hot Trends to decipher what may be meaningful, as well as searches that are "business as usual" on Google. This is the third and final update for today. – Ed.
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The Middle East resonated yesterday to the yearning for change which drove Barack Obama’s victory in the U.S. presidential election, but many predicted he would dash their hopes for a fresh
One thing is for sure – the George Bush administration has just 75 days more in the White House – while the election landslide of (Hussein) Barrack Obama in Tuesday’s presidential vote may bring a drastic change in the U.S. as well as throughout the world, what course the U.S. and the international political order will take after Obama’s takeover of the White House is totally unpredictable.Like most people elsewhere did, in the former Roman imperial capital Rome, where I am attending the fifth edition of the Turkish-Italian forum “ItoTurk”, I was glued to the TV Tuesday night to follow the development of the elections in the last empire of modern times, the U.S. Back on Oct. 30, I wrote in
Mehmet Ali Birand
Barack Obama has been elected the 44th president of the United States. The most striking message of this election is, of course, the election for the first time of a black man as US president.
It was, more than ever, the world’s election. It certainly felt like one. The buzz was in the air for a long time.
Despite the increasingly proactive stance on foreign policy issues that Turkey has been forging over the past several years while emerging as a regional power — as defined by Graham Fuller, a former official of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) — critical issues, such as methods in the fight against terror, fears over preserving territorial integrity, and Armenia and Cyprus, continue to haunt the country.
The most exciting and closely watched US election in recent memory concluded with a decisive victory for Barack Obama. Not only Obama supporters in the US, but also a good part of the world’s population have taken a big sigh of relief.
As a famous novelist once said, American reality always trumps American fiction. For what novelist could have written a story like this week’s and billed it as anything but science fiction? Not so long ago, Philip Roth (the author of that remark) published his counterfactual story The Plot Against America. The election of an African American president on a radical, world-changing, nation-saving agenda is surely just as counterfactual as his idea of an American fascist presidency. Or more so. We’re into the territory of Roth’s altered worlds, that he has also employed in books such as Operation Shylock and The Counterlife. We’re through the looking glass. Or to put it another way, Americans have just written the first chapter of their greatest novel of all.
I had previously stated that the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party’s (DTP) strategy of escalating tension and violence in the streets is derived from flawed reasoning.
Many things can be and are already being said about the US presidential election. Experts on international relations, economics and other areas are voicing their views about it.
How will the election of Barack Obama as the new US president affect other countries? This is specifically the question that crosses the minds of people in the Islamic world.
Barack Obama’s landslide victory was a useful reminder, for the whole world, of the power of hope.
The election of Barack Obama as the first black US president has caused not only his supporters in the US, but also a good part of the world’s population to take a big sigh of relief.
The American people have spoken, and spoken well. After a long history of persecution and humiliation at the hands of whites, black Americans have sent a merited representative to the highest office in the land. How could an election get more historic than that? And how could a nation do better than that?
Although there are more than two months before the freshly elected president takes his place in the White House, one can see that the election is already affecting Washington.
Barack Hussein Obama’s election as the 44th president of the United States, and as the first Afro-American president, has triggered many new, stimulating but also distressing debates.
Obama’s election as US president was welcomed all around the world. If one reason is the joy of getting rid of Bush, the other is the election of a black as president in "white America."
Something very important happened in the US; even if Obama were not elected, the US would be still a very important and influential superpower.
Will Barack Obama’s election to the US presidency as a black man be a democratic model for Turkey with regard to the Kurdish or Islamic identity? Another question: Does Obama’s election show there is no racial discrimination in the US?
Obama’s victory reminds me of the most successful aspects of the American system: the mentality that means, in the name of facing up to your history, that you apologize to history and not shrug off your responsibilities.