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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

Jul 18 2018

Turkey's emergency rule expires as Erdogan's powers expand

ANKARA A two-year state of emergency imposed after Turkey's failed 2016 coup will end on Thursday but Tayyip Erdogan's opponents say his new executive presidency and a draft anti-terrorism law leave him with sweeping powers to stifle dissent.

Jul 12 2018

Turkey to bring in new security regulations after emergency rule ends: sources

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party and its nationalist ally plan to introduce security regulations to ensure the "fight against terrorism" will continue after a two-year-old state of emergency ends this month, two sources told Reuters.

Jun 07 2018

Poll shows Turkey presidential vote going to second round

ANKARA Tayyip Erdogan is seen falling short of a first-round victory in Turkey's presidential election and his ruling AK Party is forecast to lose its parliamentary majority in the June 24 vote, a survey by pollster Gezici showed on Thursday.

May 29 2018

Islamist party sees Erdogan support eroding in Turkey election

ANKARA A small Turkish Islamist party is targeting religious voters it says are disenchanted by the authoritarian rule of President Tayyip Erdogan, aiming to erode his support in what may turn into a closely-fought parliamentary vote.

May 10 2018

Turkey curbs French studies amid Koran row

ANKARA Turkey on Thursday suspended the opening of any new French studies departments at its universities, an education official said, amid a growing row with France over a call there for some passages to be removed from the Koran.

May 10 2018

Turkey acts against French studies at universities amid Koran row

ANKARA Turkey on Thursday suspended the opening of any new French studies departments at its universities, an education official said, amid a growing row with France over a call there for some passages to be removed from the Koran.

May 05 2018

Jailed former head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition says fair election impossible

ANKARA Turkey's Kurdish opposition presidential candidate, who is challenging President Tayyip Erdogan from behind prison bars, said a fair vote in next month's election was impossible under the state of emergency.

May 04 2018

Ignored by Turkish TV, pro-Kurdish party nominates jailed former head for presidency

ANKARA Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition on Friday nominated its jailed former head as its candidate in the June presidential election, streaming the announcement live on social media while mainstream broadcasters ignored it.

May 04 2018

Turkey's main opposition nominates combative former teacher to challenge Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) on Friday nominated one its most prominent and combative lawmakers to challenge President Tayyip Erdogan in the June 24 snap presidential election.

May 04 2018

Turkey's main opposition nominates combative former teacher to challenge Erdogan

ANKARA Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) on Friday nominated one its most prominent and combative lawmakers to challenge President Tayyip Erdogan in June 24 snap presidential polls.

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