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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

Feb 13 2018

U.S. funding of Syrian YPG militia will impact Turkey's decisions: Erdogan

ANKARA/ISTANBUL A U.S. decision to continue funding the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will affect Turkey's future moves, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday ahead of a visit this week by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Dec 15 2017

Turkey wants former police investigator repatriated from U.S.: sources

ANKARA Turkey's justice minister has told his U.S. counterpart that a former Turkish police investigator who testified at the trial of a Turkish banker in New York this week is wanted by Ankara and should be swiftly returned, ministry sources said on Friday.

Nov 09 2017

Turkish nationalist opposition seeks to secure parliamentary future

ANKARA Turkey's nationalist opposition will seek support from the ruling AK Party to lower a 10 percent threshold to enter parliament, a party official said on Thursday, in a sign that a new rival political party could shake up Turkish politics.

Oct 31 2017

Iraqi authorities gain first foothold at Kurdish frontier with Turkey

ANKARA/BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq Iraqi troops deployed on Tuesday at one of the main land crossings with Turkey, gaining a foothold at the Kurdish-held frontier for the first time in decades and imposing one of Baghdad's central demands on the Kurds.

Oct 25 2017

Former Turkish minister launches party to challenge Erdogan

ANKARA A prominent Turkish nationalist politician and former minister announced on Wednesday she was forming a new party which could pose a significant challenge to President Tayyip Erdogan in elections due within two years.

Oct 24 2017

Amid visa row, Turkey's Justice Ministry cancels U.S. visit

ANKARA Turkey's Justice Ministry said on Tuesday it had canceled a planned study visit to the United States due to the widening diplomatic row between the countries over the issuing of visas.

Oct 12 2017

Erdogan says U.S. sacrificing strategic ally Turkey

ANKARA Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States on Thursday of mistreating a strategic ally, in a blistering speech which appeared to rule out swift resolution to a dispute between two NATO members jointly fighting Islamic State.

Oct 10 2017

Turkey's Erdogan blames U.S. envoy for diplomatic crisis

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan blamed the U.S. ambassador to Turkey on Tuesday for a diplomatic crisis between the two countries and said Ankara no longer considered him Washington's envoy.

Oct 10 2017

Erdogan nimmt im Visa-Streit US-Botschafter ins Visier

Ankara/Belgrad Der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan hat im Visa-Streit mit den USA den amerikanischen Botschafter ins Visier genommen.

Aug 03 2017

Germany's Siemens wins tender for Turkish wind power project

ANKARA Turkey picked Germany's Siemens as the winning bidder for a $1 billion wind power project on Thursday, a sign Ankara wants to keep business separate from the widening diplomatic row between the NATO allies.


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