Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Obama's Trip to Instanbul

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Barack Obama wrapped up his first European trip as president with a request of the world: Look past his nation's stereotypes and flaws. "You will find a partner and a supporter and a friend in the United States of America," he declared Tuesday.

"The world will be what you make of it," Obama told college students in Turkey's largest city. "You can choose to build new bridges instead of building new walls."

Promising a "new chapter of American engagement" with the rest of the world, Obama said the United States needs to be more patient in its dealings. And he said the rest of the world needs a better sense "that change is possible so we don't have to always be stuck with old arguments."

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