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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Nov 04 2016

Chefs der prokurdischen Partei HDP in Türkei festgenommen

Ankara/Diyarbakir Die türkische Polizei ist erneut gegen Politiker der prokurdischen Oppositionspartei HDP vorgegangen: Die beiden Vorsitzenden wurden laut Anwälten am frühen Freitagmorgen festgenommen.

Nov 03 2016

Turkish academics, students protest against post-coup purges

ISTANBUL Hundreds of academics, students and union members staged a protest on Thursday against a purge of thousands of educational staff since Turkey's attempted military coup in July.

Oct 27 2016

Violence flares in Turkey's tense southeast after mayors' arrest

ISTANBUL Five members of Turkey's security forces and five Kurdish militants were killed on Thursday in clashes in the southeast, where unrest has flared since the arrest this week of two popular mayors.

Oct 25 2016

Ottoman prince visits former realm to spread laughter

ISTANBUL It's not every day Turkish comedy fans get to laugh at a descendant of the sultan.

Oct 14 2016

Turkey determined to play role in planned Mosul offensive: Erdogan

ISTANBUL Turkey is determined to take part in a planned operation by coalition forces to oust Islamic State from the Iraqi city of Mosul and will implement a "plan B" if it is not involved, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

Oct 11 2016

Turkey orders detention of 125 police officers: media

ISTANBUL A Turkish prosecutor on Tuesday ordered the detention of 125 police officers in the investigation of a religious movement the government blames for an unsuccessful military coup, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Sep 30 2016

Turkey pulls plug on 20 radio, TV channels in post-coup emergency decree

ISTANBUL Turkey has ordered the closure of 20 television and radio stations, including one that airs children's programs, on charges they spread "terrorist propaganda", adding to fears that emergency rule is being used to stifle the media.

Sep 25 2016

Erdogan sees 'ulterior motives' in U.S. case against gold trader

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan believes U.S. federal attorneys had ulterior motives in including references to him and his wife in court papers related to their prosecution of a gold trader, Turkish media on Sunday quoted him as saying.

Sep 24 2016

UPDATE 1-Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating to 'junk' after coup

ISTANBUL, Sept 24 Ratings agency Moody's cut Turkey's sovereign credit rating to "junk," citing worries about the rule of law after an attempted coup and risks from a slowing economy, in a move that could deter billions of dollars of investment.

Sep 24 2016

Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating to 'junk'

ISTANBUL, Sept 24 Credit ratings agency Moody's Investor Service has downgraded Turkey's sovereign credit rating to non-investment grade citing worries about the rule of law following an attempted coup, risks from external financing and a slowing economy.

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