POLITICS
05/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Turkish Anchor Reports On Obama In Blackface (VIDEO)

A Turkish news anchor wore dark face paint while he reported on President Obama's trip to the country.

Watch:

A rough translation: "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."

It's not clear if the broadcast is a spoof or not. BuzzFeed says that the face darkening is meant to be "a metaphor for the way the Bush administration "darkened" the face of the Turkish public, and how the anchor hopes Obama will turn things around."