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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

Apr 22 2018

Turkish fledging party to run in June polls after membership boost

ISTANBUL/ANKARA A fledgling Turkish political party founded by a popular former interior minister will be allowed to run in snap June elections, authorities ruled on Sunday, after 15 parliamentarians from the main opposition switched parties to bolster its ranks.

Apr 17 2018

Turkey's ruling party to discuss call for early election

ANKARA Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party will discuss the possibility of holding Turkey's presidential election in August, more than a year earlier than planned, the government spokesman said on Wednesday, following a suggestion from its nationalist allies.

Mar 22 2018

Turkey moves to supervise online content, tightens grip on media

ANKARA Turkey's parliament has approved a bill granting the radio and television watchdog authority to regulate online content, fuelling concerns about further restrictions on the media.

Mar 13 2018

Brawl erupts after vote law passed in Turkish parliament

ANKARA Turkey's parliament passed a law revamping electoral regulations on Tuesday, backing legislation the opposition said could open the door to fraud and jeopardize the fairness of 2019 polls, and triggering a brawl on the floor of the chamber.

Feb 20 2018

Syria pro-government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds against Turkey

ANKARA/BEIRUT Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region on Tuesday to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault, raising the prospect of a wider escalation of the conflict. | Video

Feb 20 2018

Turkey should again consider criminalizing adultery, Erdogan says

ANKARA Turkey should again consider criminalizing adultery, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, revisiting an issue that caused outrage among secular Turks and warnings from the European Union when his party raised it more than a decade ago.

Feb 14 2018

New head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish party wants end to Syria incursion

ANKARA Turkey should accept the territorial gains of Syrian Kurdish forces at its southern border, end its military operation against them and instead resolve problems through dialogue, the new leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party said.

Feb 09 2018

Turkey detains pro-Kurdish leaders ahead of congress - party

ANKARA Turkish police detained leading members of several Kurdish and leftist parties on Friday, the co-leader of the main pro-Kurdish HDP party said, describing it as an attempt to hamper preparations for the annual HDP congress on Sunday.

Jan 18 2018

Turkey seeks Russian approval for air campaign against Afrin

ANKARA Turkey dispatched its military chief to Moscow on Thursday, seeking approval for an air campaign in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin region, although Damascus warned it could shoot down any Turkish planes in its skies.

Jan 04 2018

Turkey fines TV channel over girls in shorts in talent show

ANKARA Turkey's broadcasting watchdog has fined a TV station nearly one million lira ($266,000) over footage of young girls dancing in shorts in a talent competition after viewers complained of "child abuse", a board member said on Thursday.


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