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Tulay Karadeniz

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

Sep 09 2017

Amid tension, Trump and Turkey's Erdogan agree to strengthen ties

ANKARA U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan spoke on Saturday and agreed to continue to work toward stronger ties and regional security, Erdogan's office said, a day after he lashed out at U.S. authorities for indicting one of his ex-ministers.

Aug 17 2017

Merkel harming EU credibility over Turkey, minister says

ANKARA Turkey's European Union minister accused Germany on Thursday of harming EU credibility by trying to dictate policy towards Ankara, after Chancellor Angela Merkel said there would be no expansion of a customs union or deepening in EU-Turkish ties.

Jul 09 2017

Germany begins withdrawing troops from Turkish air base

BERLIN/ANKARA Germany began on Sunday to pull its troops out of a Turkish air base where they have supported international operations against Islamic State following a row with Ankara over access, a German defense ministry spokesman said.

Jul 06 2017

EU parliament calls for Turkey accession talks to be suspended

ANKARA The European Parliament called on Thursday for Turkey's European Union accession talks to be suspended if Ankara fully implements plans to expand President Tayyip Erdogan's powers, in a vote which Turkey dismissed as flawed and wrong. | Video

Jun 22 2017

Turkey sends Qatar food and soldiers, discusses Gulf tensions with Saudi

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey sent its first ship carrying food aid to Qatar and dispatched a small contingent of soldiers and armored vehicles there on Thursday, while President Tayyip Erdogan spoke with Saudi Arabia's leaders on calming tension in the region.

Jun 05 2017

Germany says has no choice but to pull forces from Turkish air base

ANKARA Germany will have to pull its forces out of the Incirlik air force base in southern Turkey because of Turkish government restrictions on German lawmakers seeking to visit troops there, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday.

Jun 05 2017

Abfuhr für Gabriel in Ankara - Deutsche ziehen aus Incirlik ab

Ankara Deutschland wird seine Soldaten vom türkischen Stützpunkt Incirlik abziehen, nachdem Außenminister Sigmar Gabriel auch bei einem letzten Vermittlungsversuch in Ankara gescheitert ist.

May 10 2017

Turkey warns U.S. of blowback from decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria

ANKARA Turkey warned the United States on Wednesday that a decision to arm Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State in Syria could end up hurting Washington, and accused its NATO ally of siding with terrorists. | Video

Apr 20 2017

Turkey's election board rejects appeals to annul referendum

ANKARA Turkey's electoral authority on Wednesday rejected appeals to annul a referendum granting President Tayyip Erdogan wide new powers, but the main opposition CHP party said it would maintain its legal challenge to the result. | Video

Apr 07 2017

Turkey calls for Assad's ouster, says supports U.S. missile strike

ANKARA/ISTANBUL Turkey called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's immediate ouster on Friday, voicing support for a U.S. missile strike on one of his air bases and saying the creation of safe zones to protect civilians was now more important than ever.

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