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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 01 2018

Turkish court reverses decision to release local Amnesty chair: rights group

ISTANBUL A Turkish court on Thursday overturned its decision to release the chairman of the local arm of Amnesty International, the rights group said, in a case that has caused international outrage.

Jan 21 2018

Turkish artillery fires in northern Syria after border town hit

ONCUPINAR, Turkey Turkey continued to fire artillery at a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria on Sunday, after Turkey's state media said four rockets from Syria had hit a Turkish border town.

Jan 20 2018

Turkey air strikes hit Syria's Afrin province in push to secure borders

ANKARA, Jan 20 Turkish warplanes struck positions of a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin province on Saturday, a senior Turkish official said, in a move likely to drive a deeper wedge between Ankara and the United States.

Jan 15 2018

Erdogan: we will 'strangle' U.S.-backed force in Syria "before it's even born"

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to "strangle" a planned 30,000-strong U.S.-backed force in Syria "before it's even born," as Washington's backing for Kurdish fighters drove a wedge into relations with one of its main Middle East allies. | Video

Dec 28 2017

Turkey tightens New Year security, 120 arrested ahead of attack anniversary

ISTANBUL Turkish police have detained 120 people with suspected links to Islamic State (IS) in the countdown to New Year's Eve, state media said on Thursday, part of a tightening of security one year after a gunman killed 39 people in an Istanbul night club.

Dec 28 2017

Istanbul tightens New Year security, dozens arrested ahead of attack anniversary

ISTANBUL Turkey will more than double the number of police officers on duty in Istanbul to 37,000 and ban public celebrations in key districts on New Year's Eve for security reasons, a year after a gunman killed 39 people in a nightclub, officials said.

Oct 03 2017

Turkey seeks to isolate Syria Idlib jihadists opposing truce

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT Turkey is luring militants away from the jihadist alliance that controls Syria's northwestern Idlib province as a step toward implementing a deal to reduce violence there, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

Sep 22 2017

Norway's Statkraft sells unfinished hydropower plant to Turkey's Limak

OSLO/ISTANBUL, Sept 22 Norwegian utility Statkraft has sold a partially-constructed hydropower plant in Turkey to local conglomerate Limak Holding, which will invest some $400 million in the plant and expects to start operations by 2021, the firms told Reuters.

May 11 2017

Turkey loan guarantee fund a boon for banks' loan growth, earnings

May 11 A Turkish government fund guaranteeing loans to smaller businesses has proven a windfall for the country's banks, helping them to the strongest first-quarter loan growth in six years and sharply higher quarterly profits.


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